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tr.v. ap·por·tioned, ap·por·tion·ing, ap·por·tions
To divide and assign according to a plan; allot: "The tendency persists to apportion blame as suits the circumstances" (Natalie Angier). See Synonyms at distribute.

[French apportioner, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-, ad-) + portionner, to divide into portions (from portion, portion; see portion).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apportioning - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioningapportioning - 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"
grant, subsidisation, subsidization - the act of providing a subsidy
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
reallotment, reapportionment, reallocation - a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
deal - the act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
rationing - the act of rationing; "during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline"
parcel, portion, share - the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
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Great care was used in apportioning the parts, for there was no disposition to let anybody win but the Americans.
Contract Notice: The aim of this research project is to utilise existing information to produce a tool capable of apportioning birds at sea to their appropriate breeding colony.
While the mechanism used by stem cells to recognize the age of their mitochondria remains unknown, forced symmetric apportioning of aged mitochondria resulted in loss of stemness in all of the daughter cells.
9) The policy rationales behind the rule of joint and several liability focused on protecting the plaintiff and the difficulty of apportioning fault among defendants for a single injury.
O'Brien said the amendment would specifically allow for a lower threshold of $10,000, with the option of apportioning amounts in excess of $10,000 for a five-year period.
Trailer load is sensed by the load apportioning valve and the output pressure from the valve modifies output trailer brake pressure in accordance with the current weight of the trailer load.
The FTB has become aware of transactions involving apportioning corporate taxpayers that use one or more partnerships to improperly inflate the denominator of the California sales factor, thereby reducing the amount of business income apportioned to California for franchise or income tax purposes.
But, pressed by Conservative former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind on the question of apportioning blame, he said: "It can praise or blame whoever it likes.
The current ISR system has the combined force air component commander (CFACC) apportioning a certain number of ISR combat air patrols to MNF-I.
The purchaser then will be responsible for (1) determining an appropriate method of apportioning sales/use tax to those jurisdictions in which the software will be available for use and (2) remitting sales/use tax to those jurisdictions.
To determine its section 199 deduction for the taxable year, a partner or shareholder aggregates its distributive share of such items with those items it incurs outside the pass-through entity for purposes of allocating and apportioning deductions to DPGR and computing its QPAI.
The Institute's tax executive committee submitted recommendations on IRS-proposed revisions to section 987 of the Internal Revenue Code that require a taxpayer to recognize exchange gain or loss--upon receiving a remittance from a qualified business unit (QBU)--by apportioning its basis in the QBU to each remittance and then recognizing exchange gain or loss based on the difference between the value of the remittance and the basis apportioned to it (www.