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allowance

allowance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word allowance

Definition
(noun) an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
Example Sentence
  • travel allowance
  • my weekly allowance of two eggs
  • a child's allowance should not be too generous

Definition
(noun) a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
Definition
(noun) an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
Synonyms : adjustment
Example Sentence
  • an allowance for profit

Definition
(noun) a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
Synonyms : leeway , margin , tolerance

Definition
(noun) a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
Definition
(noun) the act of allowing
Example Sentence
  • He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room

Definition
(verb) put on a fixed allowance, as of food

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