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quota

Noun

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"

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English

Etymology

From quota, from quota pars.

Noun

  1. A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.
  2. A time-measured goal for production or achievement.
  3. business in trade A form of protectionism used to restrict the import of something to a specific quantity. (Sawyer & Sprinkle, International Economics, 2nd Edition , 2003, p 157)

Translations

proportional part or share; share or proportion assigned to each in a division
time-measured goal for production or achievement
form of protectionism

Related terms

Italian

Derived terms

Verb

quota

Extensive Definition

wiktp quota Quota may refer to:
Trade
See also
  • Quota share, distribution of a quota amongst individual entities
quota in German: Quota
quota in Italian: Quota
quota in Japanese: クオーター

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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