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- To set aside for a purpose.
- To distribute according to a plan, generally followed by the adposition to.
- The bulk of K–12 education funds are allocated to school districts that in turn pay for the cost of operating schools.
- (computing) To reserve a portion of memory for use by a computer program.
- 2011, José M. Garrido; Richard Schlesinger; Kenneth Hoganson, Principles of Modern Operating Systems, 2nd edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, →ISBN, page 264:
- The memory manager allocates memory to requesting processes until there is no more memory available or until there are no more processes waiting for memory.
to set aside for a purpose
to distribute according to a plan
computing: to reserve a portion of memory for use by a computer program
allocate f pl