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allocate

[′a·lō‚kāt]
(computer science)
To place a portion of a computer memory or a peripheral unit under control of a computer program, through the action of an operator, program instruction, or executive program.
(industrial engineering)
To assign a portion of a resource to an activity.

allocate

To reserve a resource such as memory or storage. See memory allocation.
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c] = max_chl_alt_num 6 For link n(i) = 1 to n 7 Identify the number and index of the allocatable channels on link i; 8 If [n.
In similar vein, the distribution of scarce but allocatable resources will continue to dominate the debate on the state of the federation in the next decade.
The developers recognize that dynamic data structures can be created with allocatable components in many cases.
Further, an allocatable fixed input creates an "apparent" jointness in production when maximizing multioutput profit, while a variable input does not (Chambers and Just 1989; Shumway, Pope, and Nash 1984).
In Fortran 90 we can declare a variable to be allocatable where the allocate statement in a module subroutine provides physical memory.
Over the years, D&O insurers have taken the position that only part of the settlement is properly allocatable to the reimbursement of executives, with the remainder attributable to the corporation's uninsured liability.
Through variable acuity and gaze control, biological systems treat signal and computational bandwidth as a dynamically allocatable resource.