allocated


verb (used with object), al·lo·cat·ed, al·lo·cat·ing.

  1. to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot: to allocate funds for new projects.
  2. to fix the place of; locate.

verb (tr)

  1. to assign or allot for a particular purpose
  2. a less common word for locate (def. 2)
v.

1630s, from verbal used of adjective allocate (mid-15c. in legal use), from Medieval Latin allocate (the common first word of writs authorizing payment), imperative plural of allocare “allocate,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + locare “to place” (see locate). Related: Allocated; allocating.

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