apportion
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈpɔːʃən/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈpɔɹʃən/
Verb

apportion (apportions, present participle apportioning; past and past participle apportioned)

  1. (transitive) To divide and distribute portions of a whole.
    The controlling party had apportioned the voting districts such that their party would be favored in the next election.
  2. (transitive) Specifically, to do so in a fair and equitable manner; to allocate proportionally.
    The children were required to dump all of their Halloween candy on the table so that their parents could apportion it among them.
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