General English


  • noun a limited amount of something which is allowed to be produced, imported, etc.


  • An allotted limit or the quantity of sales required to attain a sales target. Some countries, such as China, place a quota on the amount of forex purchases that an individual can make each year. Also, the OPEC cartel maintains a tight oil production quota in order to keep the price of oil artificially high.

Media Studies

  • noun a restriction on the amount of a particular media product that may be broadcast in order to ease competition. For example, in France at least 40 per cent of the music broadcast by any radio station must be French-language.


  • noun a fixed amount of something which is allowed to be sold or bought or obtained