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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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In fact, it includes the distribution of all scarce but allocatable resources.
Thus, Fortran 90 offers both heap- and stack-based dynamic array allocation, and allows the programmer to declare arrays as static, allocatable, or automatic.
Pointers can be twice as slow as allocatable components.
"What this means," he said, "is that whatever percentage of fault the finder of fact determines to be allocatable to a defendant, that is the amount for which judgement will be entered against that party, so that there will be no opportunity to pursue others in contributions, as he will not have been held responsible for more than his share."
The allocatable attribute is now allowed on dummy arguments, function results, and structure components.
When size inference and shape inference were deactivated, all variables, with the same two exceptions just mentioned, were declared as two-dimensional allocatable arrays.
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).