Definition of


  1. (noun, quantity) a prescribed number
  2. (noun, possession) a proportional share assigned to each participant
  3. (noun, communication) a limitation on imports

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Alternate forms of Quota

Hypernyms: allocation, allotment, import barrier, number, trade barrier

Origin of the word Quota

  1. 1668, from M.L. quota, from L. quota pars "how large a part," from quota, fem. sing. of quotus "which, what number (in sequence)." See quote. Earliest ref. is to contributions of soldiers or supplies levied from a town or district; immigration sense is from 1921. more

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Words that sound like Quota

qadi, qaeda, qat, qcd, qed, quad, quat, quest, quick study, quick-sighted, quick-witted, quickest, quickset, quid, quiddity, quiet, quietude, quit, quite, quite a, quito, quoit, quote

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