AskDefine | Define quota

Dictionary Definition



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"

User Contributed Dictionary



From quota, from quota pars.


  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)


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


Derived terms



Extensive Definition

wiktp quota Quota may refer to:
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

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
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1