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Meaning of APPORTION

Pronunciation:  u'powrshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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