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apportion

[ uh-pawr-shuhn, uh-pohr- ]
/ əˈpɔr ʃən, əˈpoʊr- /
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verb (used with object)

to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution: to apportion expenses among the three men.

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Origin of apportion

1565–75; <Middle French apportionner, equivalent to ap-ap-1 + portionner to portion

OTHER WORDS FROM apportion

ap·por·tion·a·ble, adjectiveap·por·tion·er, nounnon·ap·por·tion·a·ble, adjectiveun·ap·por·tioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apportion

apportion
/ (əˈpɔːʃən) /

verb

(tr) to divide, distribute, or assign appropriate shares of; allot proportionallyto apportion the blame

Derived forms of apportion

apportionable, adjectiveapportioner, noun
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