[ uh-pawr-shuh n, uh-pohr- ]
/ əˈpɔr ʃən, əˈpoʊr- /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM apportionap·por·tion·a·ble, adjectiveap·por·tion·er, nounnon·ap·por·tion·a·ble, adjectiveun·ap·por·tioned, adjective
Words nearby apportion
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Example sentences from the Web for apportionable
Treasure was within their reach, apportionable, when obtained, as prize-money."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea|Morgan Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for apportionable
/ (əˈpɔːʃən) /
(tr) to divide, distribute, or assign appropriate shares of; allot proportionallyto apportion the blame
Derived forms of apportionapportionable, adjectiveapportioner, noun
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