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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:

Parcel \Par"cel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parceledor Parcelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Parceling or Parcelling.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into. "Their woes are parceled, mine are general." --Shak. [1913 Webster] These ghostly kings would parcel out my power. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The broad woodland parceled into farms. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. [R.] [1913 Webster] That mine own servant should Parcel the sum of my disgraces by Addition of his envy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc. [1913 Webster] To parcel a rope (Naut.), to wind strips of tarred canvas tightly arround it. --Totten. To parcel a seam (Naut.), to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

parcelling 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]