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Thursday, December 16, 2010

quota -- two opposite meanings

The word quota can be used in two opposite ways:
  1.  You haven't met your sales quota again! You're fired. Here, quota is a minimum requirement.
  2. For the first time, the United States passed a restrictive immigration quota. Here, quota is a maximum number of immigrants.

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