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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: al·lo·ca·tion of re·sour·ces

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌæləˈkeɪʃən ʌv ˈrisɔrsɪz/
  • British English – /ˌæləʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n ɒv rɪˈsɔːsɪz/

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 December 14, 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 December 14, 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. 14 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/allocation-of-resources/>.