appropriation

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Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: ap‧pro‧pri‧a‧tion

Noun[change]

Singular
appropriation

Plural
appropriations

  1. (countable) An appropriation is money to be used for a specific purpose, usually by a government.
    The appropriations for new roads this year came to $1,000,000.
  2. (uncountable) Appropriation is the act of taking something for your own benefit.