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Definition of apportion verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they apportion
he / she / it apportions
past simple apportioned
-ing form apportioning
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to divide something among people; to give a share of something to someone apportion something The program gives the facts but does not apportion blame. apportion something among/between/to somebody They apportioned the land among members of the family.
apportionment noun [uncountable, singular] (formal)
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The contract defines the apportionment of risks between employer and contractor. an apportionment of land The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the population of each state.
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