[ 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 apportioner
The sun is called Unelanh, the apportioner, just as our word moon means originally the measurer.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees|James Mooney
British Dictionary definitions for apportioner
/ (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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