1. [syn: allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Apportion \Ap*por"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Apportioned; p.
pr. & vb. n. Apportioning.] [OF. apportionner, LL.
apportionare, fr. L. ad + portio. See Portion.]
To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and
distribute proportionally; to portion out; to allot; as, to
apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning;
distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of
seats in the House of Representatives is based on the
relative population of each state" [syn: allotment,
apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling,