- the proportional share or part of a whole that is due from, due to, or allocated to a person or group
- a prescribed number or quantity, as of items to be manufactured, imported, or exported, immigrants admitted to a country, or students admitted to a college
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- the share or part of a total that is required from, allowed to, or that belongs to a particular district, group, etc.:The officers issued their quota of speeding tickets.
- the number or percentage of persons of a specified kind permitted to enroll in a college, join a club, immigrate to a country, etc.