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Allowance

allowances

  1. the additional time which is added to the ‘basic time’ allowed for the completion of a particular work task in order to calculate a ‘standard time’ for that task. These include:
    1. Relaxation allowances, which are made to take account of the mental and physical needs of workers, who require rest periods;
    2. contingency allowances which are made to cover the unforeseen circumstances such as the extra work caused by defective machines or substandard materials;
    3. interference allowances which are made to take account of nonproductive or IDLE TIME caused by delays in materials, machine breakdowns and machine SET-UP TIMES. See WORK MEASUREMENT.
  2. the additional raw materials or components which are added to the basic materials allowed for the completion of a particular product or subassembly in a PRODUCT SPECIFICATION, to allow for cutting losses and anticipated wastage of materials.
  3. tax allowances. See INCOME TAX ALLOWANCE, CAPITAL ALLOWANCE, CORPORATION TAX.
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Making due allowance for exaggeration, the description of Miserrimus Dexter on his departure from Mrs.
Without a word of objection, without so much as an attempt to produce his pocket-book, he led the way (making allowances for me at every step) to the store-room in which the medicine chest is kept.
The slaves selected to go to the Great House Farm, for the monthly allowance for themselves and their fellow-slaves, were peculiarly enthusiastic.
In return for this protection, and for their camp keeping, they are bound to dispose of all the beaver they take, to the trader who commands the camp, at a certain rate per skin; or, should they prefer seeking a market elsewhere, they are to make him an allowance, of from thirty to forty dollars for the whole hunt.
After a brief discussion, in which we both of us expressed our resolution of not descending into the bay until the ship's departure, I suggested to my companion that little of it as there was, we should divide the bread into six equal portions, each of which should be a day's allowance for both of us.
Now, I’ve known very good sort of men, aboard of the Boadishey, laid by the heels, for nothing, mayhap, but forgetting that they’d drunk their allowance already, when a glass of grog has come in their way.
being responsible for the planet's traffic, cannot, however, make allowance for this kind of misfortune.
The illiberality of parents, in allowance towards their children, is an harmful error; makes them base; acquaints them with shifts; makes them sort with mean company; and makes them surfeit more when they come to plenty.
Of the five-and-twenty pounds which had remained to her of Clare's allowance, after deducting the other half of the fifty as a contribution to her parents for the trouble and expense to which she had put them, she had as yet spent but little.
The contrary prevails in a democracy; for there they make the poor a proper allowance for attending the assemblies and the courts, but give the rich nothing for doing it: whence it is evident, that if any one would properly blend these customs together, they must extend both the pay and the fine to every member of the community, and then every one would share in it, whereas part only now do.
I have thought it my duty to make you aware of the real state of the case, as I have retained only one gallon for drinking, and we shall have to put ourselves on the shortest allowance.
Despite Count Bezukhov's enormous wealth, since he had come into an income which was said to amount to five hundred thousand rubles a year, Pierre felt himself far poorer than when his father had made him an allowance of ten thousand rubles.