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appropriation

US [əˌproʊpriˈeɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [əˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.挪用;占用;盗用;擅自调用
  • Web拨款;经费;据为己有
Plural Form:appropriations  
appropriation
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n.
1.
[u][sing]
擅自调用;盗用;挪用;占用;侵吞the act of taking sth that belongs to sb else, especially without permission
dishonest appropriation of property
以欺骗的手法侵吞财产
2.
[u][sing]
拨(专)款the act of keeping or saving money for a particular purpose
a meeting to discuss the appropriation of funds
讨论拨款的会议
3.
[c]
(尤指政府、公司的)所拨款项,专款a sum of money to be used for a particular purpose, especially by a government or company
an appropriation of £20 000 for payment of debts
用于还债的 2 万英镑拨款

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