[ 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.
We Can Thank Alexander Hamilton For Giving Us These WordsSince Lin Manuel Miranda turned Hamilton from a mysterious face on our $10 bill to a household name, the impact this "bastard orphan" had on our modern lives has become increasingly apparent. Case in point: Many of the words and phrases used on a daily basis in America are thought to have originated with everyone's favorite "ten dollar founding father."
Origin of apportion
Related formsap·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 un-apportioned
/ (əˈpɔːʃən) /
(tr) to divide, distribute, or assign appropriate shares of; allot proportionallyto apportion the blame
Derived Formsapportionable, adjectiveapportioner, noun
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Word Origin and History for un-apportioned
1570s, from Middle French apportionner, from Old French aporcioner "apportion, share out," from a- "to" (see ad-) + portioner "to divide into portions," from portion "share, portion" (see portion). Related: Apportioned; apportioning.
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