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Definition of Allocation of Resources

(noun) How ownership rights and asset use are determined.

Example of Allocation of Resources

Allocation of Resources Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌæləˈkeɪʃən əv ˈriˌsɔ(ə)rsiz/
      • /ˌæləˈkeɪʃən ə ˈriˌsɔ(ə)rsiz/
      • /ˌæləˈkeɪʃən əv rəˈsɔ(ə)rsiz/
      • /ˌæləˈkeɪʃən ə rəˈsɔ(ə)rsiz/
      • /ˌæləˈkeɪʃən əv riˈsɔ(ə)rsiz/
      • /ˌæləˈkeɪʃən ə riˈsɔ(ə)rsiz/
    • British English
      • /ˌaləˈkeɪʃn ɒv rᵻˈsɔːsiz/
      • /ˌaləˈkeɪʃn əv rᵻˈsɔːsiz/
      • /ˌaləˈkeɪʃn ə rᵻˈsɔːsiz/
      • /ˌaləˈkeɪʃn ɒv rᵻˈzɔːsiz/
      • /ˌaləˈkeɪʃn əv rᵻˈzɔːsiz/
      • /ˌaləˈkeɪʃn ə rᵻˈzɔːsiz/
  • Syllabification: (al·lo·ca·tion of re·sour·ces)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: allocations of resources
  • Also called resource allocation.
  • An (noun) allocator (verb) allocates (adjective) allocatable resources.

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Cite the Definition of Allocation of Resources

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “allocation of resources.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/allocation-of-resources/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

allocation of resources. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/allocation-of-resources/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “allocation of resources.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/allocation-of-resources/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“allocation of resources.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/allocation-of-resources/>.