What does apportionment mean?

Definitions for apportionmentəˈpɔr ʃən mənt, əˈpoʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apportionment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation(noun)

    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"


  1. apportionment(Noun)

    The act of apportioning or the state of being apportioned

  2. apportionment(Noun)

    The distribution of members of the House of Representatives according to the population of the various states

  3. apportionment(Noun)

    The allocation of direct taxation according to the population of the various states

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apportionment(noun)

    the act of apportioning; a dividing into just proportions or shares; a division or shares; a division and assignment, to each proprietor, of his just portion of an undivided right or property

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. apportionnement, LL. apportionamentum.]


  1. Apportionment

    The legal term apportionment means distribution or allotment in proper shares. It is a term used in law in a variety of senses. Sometimes it is employed roughly and has no technical meaning; this indicates the distribution of a benefit, or liability, or the incidence of a duty. In its strict legal interpretation apportionment falls into two classes: "apportionment in respect of estate" and "apportionment in respect of time."

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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).


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apportionment in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apportionment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yar Chaikovsky:

    The calculation of damages needs reform in patent law. We need some method of damages apportionment similar to what is making its way through Congress. As most of the companies I represent are in the high tech arena, the market capture rule, especially in cases where the plaintiff solely seeks a reasonable royalty, is problematic."

  2. Karin Nielsen-Saines:

    Even after the brain is formed, there are some problems that happen, there’s atrophy, there’s damage, even later in pregnancy. So just because someone’s reached the second trimester, it does n’t mean that there could n’t be a problem if they were to contract Zika. ’’ That type of damage can take several weeks to become apparent in prenatal testing. By the time some women learn what Zika has done to the fetuses they are carrying, their access to legal abortion could be blocked in most states. The telephone poll of 1,016 adults was conducted July 20 to 24, during the week when Florida announced it had discovered two people who hadpossibly contracted Zika locally, most likely through the bite of an infected mosquito. Since then, the number of cases in the Florida outbreak — believed to be centered in a one-square mile area just north of downtown Miami — hasswelled to 15. The poll — which had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points — also found that only 44 percent of Americans realized the Zika funding stalemate has not yet been resolved. Lawmakers left Washington last month after Senate Democratswould n’t back a dealnegotiated by House and Senate Republicans that included provisions affecting Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act. Of people who were aware that Congress has not yet provided Zika funding, 55 percent said not passing the legislation is a problem. More blamed the Republicans than the Democrats for the continued impasse — 42 percent said it was the Republicans ’ fault, compared with 22 percent who faulted the Democrats. Seventeen percent said both parties are equally to blame. The apportionment of blame generally followed party lines. About one-fourth of those polled said funding Zika response efforts should be a top priority for the federal budget, nearly half said it was important but not a top priority, and 20 percent said it was not that important. The poll also showed that in the third week of July, barely half of Americans — 52 percent — felt Zika posed a public health threat in this country. And only 22 percent felt that it was a major threat. But it is not known whether the growing outbreak in Florida has changed opinions on that question.

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Translations for apportionment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Umlage, Betragserteilung, Umlegung, Aufteilung, VerteilungGerman
  • aporcionamiento, reparto proporcional, racionamiento, distribución, prorrateoSpanish
  • paylaştırma, bölüştürme, tevzi, tahsisTurkish

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