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Meaning of APPORTION

Pronunciation:  u'powrshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  give out as one's portion or share
 

APPORTION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: allocate, deal, divvy up, portion out, share
 
 See Also: allot, assign, award, distribute, divide, give away, give out, grant, hand out, part, portion, present, ration, ration out, reallocate, reapportion, separate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ap*por"tion\, v. 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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accord, align, allocate, allot, array, assign, award, be partners in, bestow, carve, carve up, collocate, compose, cooperate, count, cut, cut up, deal, deal out, decrease, dish out, dispense, dispose, distribute, district, divide, divide into shares, divide up, divide with, divvy, divvy up, divvy up with, dole out, fix, give, go even stephen, go fifty-fifty, go halvers, go halves, go shares, grant, halve, increase, line, line up, lot, marshal, measure, mete out, number, parcel, parcel out, part, partition, place, portion, portion out, present, prorate, quantify, quantize, quota, rally, range, rate, ration, reduce, regiment, section, segment, separate, serve, set out, share, share in, share out, share with, shift, slice, slice the pie, slice up, space, split, split the difference, split up, subdivide, zone
 

 

 

 

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