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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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Agent's view: According to the agent, the taxpayer allocates cost pools to projects, and ultimately expenses or capitalizes such costs using "costs drivers," which determine how costs are "driven" to different projects or codes.
With the adjustment power, the trustee could allocate some of the capital gain to an income beneficiary, even though that gain is principal.
This raises numerous compliance issues and compounds the uncertainties CPAs face when they prepare gift tax returns and allocate GST exemption.
In the past, "scheduled" and often costly downtime was required to allocate or re-allocate storage resources to servers.
This recapture rule applies to any section 467 rental agreement that is a leaseback or a longterm agreement that is not disqualified but which allocates to any rental period fixed rent that, when annualized, exceeds the annualized fixed rent allocated to any preceding rental period.
Thus, any other "facts and circumstances" method, such as specific identification, burden rate, standard cost or "other reasonable allocation methods," must allocate costs to specific inventory items; see Regs.
Compensation expense if the company allocates the dividends to participants' accounts or if it pays them to participants out of a suspense account.
affiliated group must allocate interest as a fungible expense on the basis of its worldwide assets.
Thus, without a consistency requirement, a trustee's decision to allocate capital gain from year to year could be purely tax-motivated.
all participants benefit, allocates a joint effort's cost in proportion to the amount of cost that would have been incurred separately.
ITU World Radio Conference Allocates Additional 455 MHz of Spectrum for WLAN use, Including 355 MHz for Mixed Outdoor/Indoor Use