Definition of Quota

1. Noun. A prescribed number. "All the salesmen met their quota for the month"

Generic synonyms: Number



2. Noun. A proportional share assigned to each participant.
Generic synonyms: Allocation, Allotment

3. Noun. A limitation on imports. "The quota for Japanese imports was negotiated"
Generic synonyms: Import Barrier, Trade Barrier

Definition of Quota

1. n. A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.

Definition of Quota

1. Noun. A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division. ¹

2. Noun. A prescribed number or percentage that may serve as, for example, a maximum, a minimum, or a goal. ¹

3. Noun. (business economics) A restriction on the import of something to a specific quantity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quota

1. a proportional part or share [n -S]

Medical Definition of Quota

1. A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division. "Quota of troops and money." Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quota

quonks
quook
quooke
quop
quopped
quopping
quops
quora
quorate
quorates
quorum
quorum sensing
quorums
quot.
quot homines tot sententiæ
quota (current term)
quota-hopping
quotabilities
quotability
quotable
quotably
quotaless
quotalike
quotas
quotation
quotation-mark
quotation mark
quotation marks
quotationally
quotationist

Literary usage of Quota

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1902)
"5000000 Wanting to complete the quota ... Delaware quota to be Sunk 2210000 Preparing to be destroyed . . supposed ..."

2. Global Trends in the Dairy Industry: Outlook for the Baltics by (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, OECD Staff, Oecd, Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (2002)
"Since, where there are markets, quota is readily rentable or saleable, ... Use of quota The ownership, and transfer rights of producers in quota are highly ..."

3. Correspondence of William Pitt: When Secretary of State, with Colonial by William Pitt, Gertrude Selwyn Kimball, Great Britain Foreign Office (1906)
"But I remain without Success hitherto, the Reason they give for not Sending this quota is that if the whole Service of North America was to be proportioned ..."

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