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    Hi,

    What type of word is that? I've been seen it in many contexts.
    for example in the sentence below:

    The methods outlined in chapter 2 may be outlined, provided the effects of possible changes in phase distribution due to the presence of the heat flux allow for.


    I also want to know if the phrasal verb "to allow for" conveys " allocate"?

    Thanks

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    In your sentence provided functions as a conjunction. Its meaning is equivalent to 'only if.'

    To allow for is not to allocate but take into consideration or to make provision for some fact or circumstance.

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    Re: provided

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    And "provided" what stands for?

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    Re: provided

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Hi,

    What type of word is that? I've been seen it in many contexts.
    for example in the sentence below:

    The methods outlined in chapter 2 may be outlined, provided the effects of possible changes in phase distribution due to the presence of the heat flux allow for.


    I also want to know if the phrasal verb "to allow for" conveys " allocate"?

    Thanks
    Are you sure "outlined" should appear twice at the beginning of the sentence? The word "provided" is a conjunction. It means "on the condition that".

    "Allow for" means "take into account". It does not mean "allocate".

    see here: allow for - definition of allow for by Macmillan Dictionary

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