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    allowance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word allowance

    (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
    (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
    (noun) a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
    Synonyms : leeway , margin , tolerance
    (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
    (verb) put on a fixed allowance, as of food
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