AskDefine | Define appropriation

Dictionary Definition

appropriation

Noun

1 money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
2 incorporation by joining or uniting [syn: annexation]
3 a deliberate act of acquisition

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Pronunciation

Noun

appropriation
  1. the act of appropriating, or something appropriated
  2. public funds set aside for a specific purpose
  3. the use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work
  4. the assimilation of concepts into a governing framework

Translations

the act of appropriating, or something appropriated
public funds set aside for a specific purpose
  • Spanish: crédito de gasto presupuestario.
(art) the use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work
(sociology) the assimilation of concepts into a governing framework

Extensive Definition

Appropriation is the act of taking possession of or assigning purpose to properties or ideas and is important in many topics, including:

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