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English definition of “allot”

allot

verb [T]     /əˈlɒt/ US  /-ˈlɑːt/ (-tt-)
to give something, especially a share of something available, for a particular purpose: [+ two objects] They allotted everyone a separate desk. They allotted a separate desk to everyone. The ministry of culture will be allotted about $6 million less this year. Three hours have been allotted to/for this task. The museum is planning to increase the amount of space allotted to modern art.Sharing allotted     /əˈlɒt.ɪd/ US  /-ˈlɑː.t̬ɪd/ adjective Did you finish your essay in the allotted time (= the time available)?Sharing
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