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a. The act of apportioning.
b. The condition of having been apportioned.
a. The proportional distribution of the number of members of the US House of Representatives on the basis of the population of each state.
b. Allotment of direct taxes on the basis of state population.
1. the act of apportioning
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government US the proportional distribution of the seats in a legislative body, esp the House of Representatives, on the basis of population
ap•por•tion•ment(əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, əˈpoʊr-)
1. the act of apportioning.
2. the determination of the number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives according to the proportion of the population of each state to the total population of the U.S.
3. the apportioning of members of any other legislative body.
In the general sense, distribution for planning of limited resources among competing requirements. Specific apportionments (e.g., air sorties and forces for planning) are described as apportionment of air sorties and forces for planning, etc. See also allocation; apportionment (air).
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|Noun||1.||apportionment - 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"|
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"