Noun allocation has 3 senses
  1. allotment, allocation - a share set aside for a specific purpose
    --1 is a kind of share, portion, part, percentage
    --1 has particulars: reallocation; quota
    Derived form: verb allocate1
  2. allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
    --2 is a kind of distribution
    --2 has particulars:
     grant, subsidization, subsidisation; reallotment, reapportionment, reallocation; deal; rationing; parcel, portion, share
    Derived form: verb allocate1
  3. allocation - (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
    --3 is a kind of
    assignment, assigning
    Derived form: verb allocate1