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quotanoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwoʊ·t̬ə/
a ​number, ​amount, or ​share that is ​officiallyallowed or ​necessary: A ​bill before ​Congress would ​imposeimport quotas that could ​save 3700 ​jobs.
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"quota" in Business English

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quotanoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkwəʊtə/
a ​fixedlimit on the ​amount of something that someone is ​allowed to have or is expected to do: an annual/monthly/daily quota The ​annual quota of 140,000 ​greencards is far ​lower than the ​demand.impose/introduce/set a quota This ​fiscalyear, ​Congress set a quota of 65,000 ​visas.fill/meet/reach a quota Under the ​plan, ​privatecompanies are ​legallyrequired to ​fill a 3% quota with young ​employees.lift/reduce/raise a quota Many ​agricultural quotas will be ​lifted. production quotas
(Definition of quota from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quota”
in Korean 할당량…
in Arabic حِصّة…
in Malaysian kuota…
in French quota, quote-part…
in Russian квота…
in Chinese (Traditional) 定額,限額,配額…
in Italian quota…
in Turkish kota, kontenjan…
in Polish kontyngent, limit…
in Spanish cuota…
in Vietnamese hạn ngạch…
in Portuguese cota…
in Thai โควตา…
in German die Quote…
in Catalan quota…
in Japanese 数量制限, 割当…
in Chinese (Simplified) 定额,限额,配额…
in Indonesian kuota…
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