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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.
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the act of changing how much of something different people deserve or should be given; redistribution
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re•ap•por•tion•ment(ˌri əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, -ˈpoʊr-)
1. the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
2. the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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