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apportion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apportion  \Ap*por"tion\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Apportioned};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Apportioning}.]  [OF.  apportionner  LL 
  apportionare  fr  L.  ad  +  portio.  See  {Portion}.] 
  To  divide  and  assign  in  just  proportion;  to  divide  and 
  distribute  proportionally;  to  portion  out  to  allot;  as  to 
  apportion  undivided  rights;  to  apportion  time  among  various 
  employments. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apportion 
  v  1:  distribute  according  to  a  plan  or  set  apart  for  a  special 
  purpose;  "I  am  allocating  a  loaf  of  bread  to  everyone  on 
  a  daily  basis";  "I'm  allocating  the  rations  for  the 
  camping  trip"  [syn:  {allocate}] 
  2:  give  out  as  one's  portion  or  share  [syn:  {share},  {divvy  up}, 
  {portion  out},  {deal}] 




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