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ap·por·tion·ment

 (ə-pôr′shən-mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of apportioning.
b. The condition of having been apportioned.
2.
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.
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apportionment

(əˈpɔːʃənmənt)
n
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
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ap•por•tion•ment

(əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, əˈpoʊr-)

n.
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.
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apportionment

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).
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apportionment - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioningapportionment - 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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apportionment

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apportionment

noun
The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed:
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Translations

apportionment

[əˈpɔːʃənmənt] N
1. [of resources etc] → reparto m, distribución f
2. (US) (Pol) → delimitación f de distritos or condados
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apportionment

[əˈpɔːrʃənmənt] n
[tasks, costs, resources] → répartition f
[blame] → répartition f
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It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,--just as a chair or table, which once decorated the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.
If, contrary to probability, it should be admitted by all the States, that each had a right to a share of this common stock, there would still be a difficulty to be surmounted, as to a proper rule of apportionment. Different principles would be set up by different States for this purpose; and as they would affect the opposite interests of the parties, they might not easily be susceptible of a pacific adjustment.
The apportionment, in the first instance, and the progressive extinguishment afterward, would be alike productive of ill-humor and animosity.
Suppose the difficulties of agreeing upon a rule surmounted, and the apportionment made.
Then people began arriving with petitions, and there came the reports, interviews, appointments, dismissals, apportionment of rewards, pensions, grants, notes, the workaday round, as Alexey Alexandrovitch called it, that always took up so much time.
The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice.
There was little indeed to see in the great gaunt shell where the main dispositions and the general apportionment of space, the style of an age of ampler allowances, had nevertheless for its master their honest pleading message, affecting him as some good old servant's, some lifelong retainer's appeal for a character, or even for a retiring-pension; yet it was also a remark of Mrs.
This truth and justice men presently endeavor to make application of to the measuring of land, the apportionment of service, the protection of life and property.
expectation that those apportionments will change over time to reflect
with the provision that further equitable apportionments may be
One could argue that the "Alabama paradox" should not be an important consideration in apportionments, since the House size was fixed in size at 435, but the Hamilton-Vinton method is subject to other anomalies.
One provision calls for districts to receive General Fund apportionments based in part on the number of its state-approved educational centers.