Quota

quo·ta (kwō'tə)
n.

  1. A proportional share, as of goods, assigned to a group or to each member of a group; an allotment.
  2. A production assignment.
    1. A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting or designated as an upper limit: a police force with strict annual speeding enforcement quotas.
    2. A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting a required or targeted minimum: a system of quotas for enforcing speed through issuance of tickets.

[Medieval Latin, from Latin quota (pars), how large (a part), feminine of quotus, of what number.

 


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