Definitions for apportion
əˈpɔr ʃən, əˈpoʊr-ap·por·tion
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distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
"I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, dealverb
give out as one's portion or share
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.
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.
Etymology: apportionner, from aporcioner, from apportionare, from Latin ad + portio. See portion.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To set out in just proportions.
Etymology: from portio, Lat.
Try the parts of the body, which of them issue speedily, and which slowly; and, by apportioning the time, take and leave that quality which you desire. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
And to these it were good, that some proper prayer were apportioned, and they taught it. South.
An office cannot be apportioned out like a common, and shared among distinct proprietors. Jeremy Collier, of Envy.
Apportion means to distribute or allocate proportionally or in a specific manner, often based on a set of rules or standards. This term is often used in contexts of dividing resources, tasks, or items among different people, groups, or areas.
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
Etymology: [OF. apportionner, LL. apportionare, fr. L. ad + portio. See Portion.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ap-pōr′shun, v.t. to portion out: to divide in just shares: to adjust in due proportion.—n. Appor′tionment. [L. ad, to, and Portion.]
To share in a just and fair manner.
They did apportion all the food fairly.
Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020
The numerical value of apportion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of apportion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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