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  Definition of allowance
  1. the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the diningroom"
  2. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  3. an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit"
  4. 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"
  5. a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
  6. a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company''s assets
  7. put on a fixed allowance, as of food
Similar Words: leeway, margin, tolerance, adjustment, valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance account

 

Hyponyms: tolerance, cost-of-living allowance, depreciation allowance, deduction, discount, seasonal adjustment, privy purse, travel allowance

 

Derivational Morphology: allow, permit, tolerate, adjust, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve

 

 
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