Definitions of allowance:
  • noun:   the act of allowing
    Example: "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the diningroom"
  • noun:   a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  • noun:   an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
    Example: "An allowance for profit"
  • noun:   an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    Example: "Travel allowance"
  • noun:   a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
  • noun:   a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
  • verb:   put on a fixed allowance, as of food

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