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NOUN (1)

1. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan;
- Example: "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
[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 employments. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

apportioning 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, parcelling, assignation]