ALLOCATION is the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan, e.g., allocating costs is the assignment of costs to departments or products over various time periods, products, operations, or investments. See ALLOCATE.
DEFERRED, in accounting, is any account where the asset or liability is not realized until a future date, e.g. annuities, charges, taxes, income, etc. The deferred item may be carried, dependent on type of deferral, as either an asset or liability.
M2 is a measure of the U.S. money supply that includes M1, plus savings and small time deposits, overnight repos at commercial banks, and non- institutional money market accounts. M2 is a key economic indicator used to forecast inflation.
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