Definitions for: Quota

[n] a limitation on imports; "the quota for Japanese imports was negotiated"
[n] a proportional share assigned to each participant
[n] a prescribed number; "all the salesmen met their quota for the month"

Webster (1913) Definition: Quo"ta, n. [LL., fr. L. quota (sc. pars), fr. quotus
which or what in number, of what number, how many, fr. quot
how many, akin to quis, qui, who: cf. It. quota a share. See
A proportional part or share; the share or proportion
assigned to each in a division. ``Quota of troops and

See Also: allocation, allotment, import barrier, number, trade barrier

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Famous Quotes Containing Quota:

It is said by the rebels at Roxbury that Col. Watson has given his quota to support the people.

-- Peter Oliver (English Artist)

If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld?

-- Adam Schiff (American Politician)

When running to fill a time quota, however, the reverse happens. You can't make that time pass any faster by rushing, so you settle into a pace that feels right to you at the moment. Each minute above a quota is a little victory.

-- Joe Henderson (American Athlete)

And I always like to stress, it's not a quota, not a set-aside, it's not about race, it's about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government.

-- Alphonso Jackson (American Public Servant)

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.

-- Adam Schiff (American Politician)

A quota is always something artificial that can only last for a certain period of time.

-- Jacques Santer (Luxembourgish Politician)

It is time for Congress to provide relief for tobacco farmers. Since the 1930's tobacco production has been regulated by a quota system, which required farmers to purchase quota in order to grow tobacco.

-- Allen Boyd (American Politician)

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