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quota (plural quotas)
- A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.
- A prescribed number or percentage that may serve as, for example, a maximum, a minimum, or a goal.
2012 May 27, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992)”, The Onion AV Club:
- The episode’s unwillingness to fully commit to the pathos of the Bart-and-Laura subplot is all the more frustrating considering its laugh quota is more than filled by a rollicking B-story that finds Homer, he of the iron stomach and insatiable appetite, filing a lawsuit against The Frying Dutchman when he’s hauled out of the eatery against his will after consuming all of the restaurant’s shrimp (plus two plastic lobsters).
- (business, economics) A restriction on the import of something to a specific quantity.
prescribed number or percentage
form of protectionism
quota m (plural quotas)
- “quota” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
quota f (plural quote)
- nominative feminine singular of
- nominative neuter plural of
- accusative neuter plural of
- vocative feminine singular of
- vocative neuter plural of