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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).]
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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.
The court concluded that reverse-engineering a royalty rate based on a patent's importance to one company did not adequately apportion the value of that technology in a way that would allow the expert to apply that rate to Akamai's entire revenues without further apportioning the royalty base.
The court held that the subsidiaries had no real economic substance apart from their parent company and "consequently satisfied the constitutional requirements for taxation in Maryland." The court then upheld 20 years of assessments apportioning the subsidiaries' income using the parent company's apportionment formula.
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.
But, pressed 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.