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Noun: apportionment  u'por-shun-munt
  1. 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";
    - allotment, apportioning, allocation, parceling [US], parcelling, assignation

Derived forms: apportionments

Type of: distribution

Encyclopedia: Apportionment