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It requires keen and discriminating judgment to allocate specimens with passing exactitude as to time and place.

In Chinese annals two names appear as those of the district and town (I am not able to allocate their application with certainty).

My specimens also showed these intermediate tendencies and I am unable at present to allocate the specimens to subspecies.

It was accordingly arranged to allocate yards or separate sections of yards, so that one class of tonnage only would be produced.

Adaptability results from diversity; so does the ability to allocate resources within the dynamic community.

How to allocate ever-scarcer resources amongst these items is a daunting – close to impossible – task.

Some will have two, some three, some a number of members; and on what system will you allocate the members to these divisions?

I once intended to allocate a pocket especially for greenbacks, but found it unnecessary.

And we have been able to allocate all the haloes so far investigated to one or the other of the known radioactive families.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from verbal used of adjective allocate (mid-15c. in legal use), from Medieval Latin allocate (the common first word of writs authorizing payment), imperative plural of allocare "allocate," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Related: Allocated; allocating.

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