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
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
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
Appropriation is the act of taking possession of or assigning purpose to properties or ideas and is important in many topics, including:
- Appropriation (sociology) in relation to the spread of knowledge
- Appropriation (art)
- Appropriation (economics) origination of human ownership of previously unowned natural resources such as land
- Appropriation (law) as a component of government spending
- Cultural appropriation is the borrowing, or theft, of an element of cultural expression of one group by another.
- The tort of appropriation is one form of invasion of privacy.
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