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allowance

Brit Education a salary supplement given to a teacher who is appointed to undertake extra duties and responsibilities
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Allowance

 

a discount from the agreed price, applicable when goods received are of poor quality. Stipulations for such an allowance are common in international trade.

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allowance

[ə′lau̇·əns]
(design engineering)
An intentional difference in sizes of two mating parts, allowing clearance usually for a film of oil, for running or sliding fits.
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allowance

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