a portion

a portion

any part of any whole; segment, section: I read only a portion of the book.
Not to be confused with:
apportion – to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide or assign: Apportion the bonus among the staff.
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The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
Each house is, as it necessarily must be, the judge of the elections, qualifications, and returns of its members; and whatever improvements may be suggested by experience, for simplifying and accelerating the process in disputed cases, so great a portion of a year would unavoidably elapse, before an illegitimate member could be dispossessed of his seat, that the prospect of such an event would be little check to unfair and illicit means of obtaining a seat.
It had been used, apparently, in remote feudal times, for the worst purposes of a donjon-keep, and, in later days, as a place of deposit for powder, or some other highly combustible substance, as a portion of its floor, and the whole interior of a long archway through which we reached it, were carefully sheathed with copper.
Incidents extraneous to the action are frequently combined with a portion of the action proper, to form the Complication; the rest is the Unravelling.
CONTAINING A PORTION OF TIME SOMEWHAT LONGER THAN HALF A YEAR.
Furthermore, referring to the estate/trust income tax rates is a significant policy shift from the old rules, which taxed a portion of the child's income at a parent's tax rate.
A could have avoided recognition of income by guaranteeing a portion of the partnership's debt equal to the amount of potential at-risk recapture.
(6) Under some circumstances a portion of annual cash value increases and death proceeds could be subject to the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax, as discussed on pages 390-392.
Here are some numbers for a portion of the food court at Park Plaza Mall, which could be an indicator of the holiday shopping season.
This program awards grants to states, enabling them to pay all or a portion of the exam fees of low-income students who are enrolled in an AP course and expect to take an AP test.
Another bill and hold example involves a company that leases a portion of its facility to a customer and records revenue on sales to this customer when products were delivered to the customer's portion of the facility.
Each individual who completes or corrects a portion of the MDS record must sign and attest to the accuracy of the portion(s) they completed.