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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUO'TA, n. [L. quotus.]
A just part or share; or the share, part or proportion assigned to each. Each state was ordered to furnish its quota of troops.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a prescribed number; "all the salesmen met their quota for the month"
2: a proportional share assigned to each participant
3: a limitation on imports; "the quota for Japanese imports was negotiated"

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin quota pars how great a part Date: 1618 1. a proportional part or share; especially the share or proportion assigned to each in a division or to each member of a body 2. the number or amount constituting a proportional share 3. a fixed number or percentage of minority group members or women needed to meet the requirements of affirmative action

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the share that an individual person or company is bound to contribute to or entitled to receive from a total. 2 a quantity of goods etc. which under official controls must be manufactured, exported, imported, etc. 3 the number of yearly immigrants allowed to enter a country, students allowed to enrol for a course, etc. Etymology: med.L quota (pars) how great (a part), fem. of quotus f. quot how many

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quota Quo"ta, n. [LL., fr. L. quota (sc. pars), fr. quotus which or what in number, of what number, how many, fr. quot how many, akin to quis, qui, who: cf. It. quota a share. See Who.] A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division. ``Quota of troops and money.''

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(quotas) 1. A quota is the limited number or quantity of something which is officially allowed. The quota of four tickets per person had been reduced to two. N-COUNT: oft N of n 2. A quota is a fixed maximum or minimum proportion of people from a particular group who are allowed to do something, such as come and live in a country or work for the government. The bill would force employers to adopt a quota system when recruiting workers. N-COUNT: oft N of n, N n 3. Someone's quota of something is their expected or deserved share of it. They have the usual quota of human weaknesses, no doubt. = share N-COUNT: oft N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Portion, share, contingent, proportion, proportional part.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Snack, share, part, proportion, or dividend. Tip me my quota; give me part of the winnings, booty, or plunder. Cant.

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adjunct, allocation, allotment, allowance, apportionment, arithmetical proportion, big end, bigger half, bit, bite, budget, chunk, commission, component, contingent, continued fraction, cross section, cut, deal, destiny, detachment, detail, divide, dividend, division, divvy, dole, end, equal share, equity, fate, fraction, geometric ratio, half, halver, harmonic proportion, helping, improper fraction, installment, interest, item, lot, measure, meed, mess, modicum, moiety, parcel, part, particular, percent, percentage, piece, portion, proportion, prorate, quadrant, quantum, quarter, quotum, rake-off, random sample, rate, ratio, ration, remainder, rule of three, sample, sampling, section, sector, segment, share, shift, slice, small share, stake, stock, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies



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