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allowance

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allowanceˈlawəns/noun
pluralallowances
allowance
ˈlawəns/
noun
pluralallowances
Learner's definition of ALLOWANCE  
[count] 
: an amount of money that is given to someone regularly or for a specific purpose
   b  chiefly US  : a small amount of money that is regularly given to children by their parents
[count] 
: an amount of something (such as time) that is allowed or available
   b  : an amount that is regarded as acceptable or desirable
   c  : an amount that is subtracted from the price of something
   d  British  : an amount of your earnings that you do not have to pay taxes on
[noncount]  : the act of thinking about or including something when you make a plan, calculation, etc.
   b  : the act of regarding bad behavior or a mistake as less serious or bad because of some special situation or condition
[noncount]
[count]
[noncount]formal  : the act of allowing something
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