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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·low·ance /əˈlaʊən(t)s/
 允許,考慮;津貼;餘地,體諒;限額,限量,折扣

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 allowance
 寬放

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 allowance
 容差

From: Network Terminology

 allowance
 容差

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·low·ance n.
 1. Approval; approbation. [Obs.]
 2. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
    Without the king's will or the state's allowance.   --Shak.
 3. Acknowledgment.
    The censure of the which one must in your allowance o'erweigh a whole theater of others.   --Shak.
 4. License; indulgence. [Obs.]
 5. That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
    I can give the boy a handsome allowance.   --Thackeray.
 6. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
    After making the largest allowance for fraud.   --Macaulay.
 7. com. A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·low·ance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allowancing ]  To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 allowance
      n 1: 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"
      2: a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
      3: an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying
         circumstances; "an allowance for profit" [syn: adjustment]
      4: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move
         within limits [syn: leeway, margin, tolerance]
      5: a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order
         to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
         [syn: valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance
         account]
      6: the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of
         smoking in the diningroom"
      v : put on a fixed allowance, as of food