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One entry found for allowance.
Main Entry: al·low·ance
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresslaudot-schwan(t)s
Function: noun
1 a : a share or portion given out b : a sum given <gets a weekly allowance> <an allowance for expenses> c : a reduction from a stated price <a trade-in allowance on a car>
2 : an allowed difference between parts that fit together in a machine
3 : the act of allowing : PERMISSION
4 : an allowing for things that may partly excuse an offense or mistake or for things that may happen <make allowance for age> <make allowance for differences of opinion>

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