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QUOTA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quota mean? 

QUOTA (noun)
  The noun QUOTA has 3 senses:

1. a prescribed number
2. a proportional share assigned to each participant
3. a limitation on imports

  Familiarity information: QUOTA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUOTA (noun)


Sense 1quota [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prescribed number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

all the salesmen met their quota for the month

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

number (a concept of quantity derived from zero and units)


Sense 2quota [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A proportional share assigned to each participant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

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

allocation; allotment (a share set aside for a specific purpose)


Sense 3quota [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A limitation on imports

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the quota for Japanese imports was negotiated

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

import barrier; trade barrier (any regulation or policy that restricts international trade)


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