Commentary: The share or a piece of something, set aside for a particular purpose. Treated as an abstract entity.
Each family in need will receive their allocation of welfare funds.
I stashed my daily allocation of lunch money inside my locker.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: ALLOCATION[+event] The act of distributing a piece or share of something.
The allocation of seats in the House of Representatives is determined by the population of each state.
Within a few minutes, I had finished the allocation of resources among the Trustees.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: ALLOCATION[+event] In computer science, the assignment of disk space to data or instructions.
Maybe the program will run faster if we increase its relative disk allocation.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)