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Meaning of APPORTIONMENT

Pronunciation:  u'powrshunmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
 

APPORTIONMENT is a 13 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: allocation, allotment, apportioning, assignation, parceling, parcelling
 
 See Also: deal, distribution, grant, parcel, portion, rationing, reallocation, reallotment, reapportionment, share, subsidisation, subsidization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ap*por"tion*ment\, n. [Cf. F. apportionnement,
LL. apportionamentum.]
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. --A. Hamilton.

 

 

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