quota


quota
01. We caught our [quota] of fish for the day in the first two hours so then we had to stop.
02. He exceeded his [quota] of clams when he went clam-digging at the beach, so he had to pay a fine.
03. Every salesman has a minimum [quota] of cars he is expected to sell each month in order to keep his job.
04. The supermarket set a [quota] of two chickens per family during the big sale.
05. The government is discussing setting [quotas] for the minimum number of women which should make up the work force in the civil service.
06. The Conservative member of Parliament is urging the government to establish a [quota] on the number of refugees this country will accept each year.
07. John has more than his [quota] of bad habits if you ask me.
08. Make sure you get your fair [quota] of rice every day because you never know when it might run out.
09. OPEC has raised their production [quota] to over 300,000 barrels of oil per day.
10. The International Whaling Commission has set a catch [quota] on fin whales in order to protect the population from being depleted.
11. The government is discussing setting a certain [quota] of civil service jobs for members of minority groups.
12. The government has set a [quota] of 100 male grizzly bears per year for foreign hunters.
13. Native hunters have declared their intention to take their full [quota] of gray whales this year, despite international protests.
14. Our language program has a [quota] system in which we will not accept more than 25% of any one language group in order to ensure a cultural mix in the classroom.
15. Ancient Turkish law made it legal for a woman to divorce her husband if he failed to provide her with her daily [quota] of coffee.

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  • quota — quota …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • quota — [ k(w)ɔta ] n. m. • 1927; angl. quota, mot lat., abrév. de quota pars → quote part ♦ Contingent ou pourcentage déterminé. Quotas laitiers. Quota d immigration (aux États Unis). Douanes Quotas d importations, d exportations : quantité de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Quota — may refer to:Affirmative action * Racial quota * Reservations in India * Quotas in PakistanComputing * Disk quota * Download quota * Upload quotaElectoral systems * Election threshold * Droop quota * Hagenbach Bischoff quota * Hare quota *… …   Wikipedia

  • quota — / kwɔta/ s.f. [dal lat. quota (pars ) a quanta (parte) , femm. di quotus quanto ]. 1. a. [parte di una somma globale di denaro dovuta da ciascuno dei partecipanti a un attività e sim.: q. di iscrizione ] ▶◀ caratura, pro quota. ‖ tassa. b.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • quota — quo·ta / kwō tə/ n [Medieval Latin, from Latin quota pars how great a part] 1: a proportional part or share assigned to each in a body 2: a specific amount that serves as a minimum or maximum a law against traffic ticket quota s Merriam Webster’s …   Law dictionary

  • quota — |ó| s. f. 1. Porção ou parte fixa e determinada. = QUINHÃO, QUOTA PARTE 2. Parte que toca a cada uma das pessoas que devem pagar ou receber uma quantia. = PARCELA, QUINHÃO, QUOTA PARTE 3. Prestação periódica a pagar, muitas vezes mensal.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Quota — Quo ta (kw[=o] t[.a]), n. [LL., fr. L. quota (sc. pars), fr. quotus which or what in number, of what number, how many, fr. quot how many, akin to quis, qui, who: cf. It. quota a share. See {Who}.] 1. A proportional part or share; the share or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quota — (n.) 1660s, from M.L. quota, from L. quota pars how large a part, from quota, fem. singular of quotus which, what number (in sequence). See QUOTE (Cf. quote). Earliest reference is to contributions of soldiers or supplies levied from a town or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quota — ► NOUN 1) a limited quantity of a product which may be produced, exported, or imported. 2) a share that one is entitled to receive or bound to contribute. 3) a fixed number of a group allowed to do something, e.g. immigrants entering a country.… …   English terms dictionary

  • quota — [kwōt′ə] n. [ML, short for L quota pars, how large a part: fem. of quotus: see QUOTE] 1. a share or proportion which each of a number is called upon to contribute, or which is assigned to each; proportional share ☆ 2. the number or proportion… …   English World dictionary

  • quota — has the plural form quotas …   Modern English usage