Associations to the word «Appropriation»
APPROPRIATION, noun. An act or instance of appropriating.
APPROPRIATION, noun. That which is appropriated.
APPROPRIATION, noun. Public funds set aside for a specific purpose.
APPROPRIATION, noun. (arts) The use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work.
APPROPRIATION, noun. (sociology) The assimilation of concepts into a governing framework.
APPROPRIATION, noun. Money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose.
APPROPRIATION, noun. Incorporation by joining or uniting.
APPROPRIATION, noun. A deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner; "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest".
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