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According to WordNet, the noun "allowance" has 6 sense(s).
113370215 a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets.
101141841 the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room".
113286254 an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); "travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous".
113274092 an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit".
113293377 a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses.
104749991 a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.
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