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

 ap·pro·pri·a·tion /əˌpropriˈeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pro·pri·a·tion n.
 1. The act of setting apart or assigning to a particular use or person, or of taking to one's self, in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose, as of a piece of ground for a park, or of money to carry out some object.
 2. Anything, especially money, thus set apart.
    The Commons watched carefully over the appropriation.   --Macaulay.
 3. Law (a) The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone. (b) The application of payment of money by a debtor to his creditor, to one of several debts which are due from the former to the latter.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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