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Webster 1913 Edition


Apportion

Ap-por′tion

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Apportioned
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Apportioning
.]
[OF.
apportionner
, LL.
apportionare
, fr. L.
ad
+
portio
. See
Portion
.]
To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and distribute proportionally; to portion out; to allot;
as, to
apportion
undivided rights; to
apportion
time among various employments.

Webster 1828 Edition


Apportion

APPO'RTION

,
Verb.
T.
[L. ad and portio, portion. See Portion and Part.]
To divide and assign in just proportion; to distribute among two or more, a just part or share to each; as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments.

Definition 2022


apportion

apportion

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apportion (third-person singular simple present apportions, present participle apportioning, simple past and past participle apportioned)

  1. (transitive) To divide and distribute portions of a whole.
    The controlling party had apportioned the voting districts such that their party would be favored in the next election.
  2. (transitive) Specifically, to do so in a fair and equitable manner; to allocate proportionally.
    The children were required to dump all of their Halloween candy on the table so that their parents could apportion it among them.

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