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APPROPRIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does appropriation mean? 

APPROPRIATION (noun)
  The noun APPROPRIATION has 3 senses:

1. money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
2. incorporation by joining or uniting
3. a deliberate act of acquisition

  Familiarity information: APPROPRIATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPROPRIATION (noun)


Sense 1appropriation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("appropriation" is a kind of...):

money (the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender)

Domain category:

general assembly; law-makers; legislative; legislative assembly; legislature (persons who make or amend or repeal laws)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "appropriation"):

pork; pork barrel (a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents)


Sense 2appropriation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incorporation by joining or uniting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

annexation; appropriation

Hypernyms ("appropriation" is a kind of...):

incorporation (including by incorporating)


Sense 3appropriation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deliberate act of acquisition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("appropriation" is a kind of...):

acquiring; getting (the act of acquiring something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "appropriation"):

adoption; borrowing (the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source)

pre-emption; preemption (a prior appropriation of something)

seizure (the taking possession of something by legal process)

requisition; sequestration (seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized)


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