reapportionment

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re·ap·por·tion·ment

 (rē′ə-pôr′shən-mənt)
n.
1. The act of reapportioning or the state of being reapportioned.
2. Redistribution of representation in a legislative body, especially the periodic reallotment of US congressional seats according to changes in the census figures as required by the Constitution.

reapportionment

(ˌriːəˈpɔːʃənmənt)
n
the act of changing how much of something different people deserve or should be given; redistribution

re•ap•por•tion•ment

(ˌri əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, -ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
2. the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reapportionment - a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling, assignation, allocation, allotment - 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"
reshuffle - a redistribution of something; "there was a reshuffle of cabinet officers"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776