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allowance
'allowance' - used as a noun
1. an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
travel allowance
my weekly allowance of two eggs
a child's allowance should not be too generous
2. a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
3. an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
an allowance for profit
4. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
5. a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
6. the act of allowing
He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room

'allowance' - used as a verb
7. put on a fixed allowance, as of food

derived forms
1. Allowance / Plural
allowances
2. Allowance / Past
allowanced
3. Allowance / Third Person
allowances
4. Allowance / Present Participle
allowancing
Variations of 'allowance'
 
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