Definition of apportionment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈpɔːʃnmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɔːrʃnmənt//
[uncountable, singular]apportionment (of something) (between A and B)(formal)
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the act of dividing something among people; the act of giving a share of something to somebody 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. Culture In the US apportionment refers to the way in which the number of seats (= places for members) is decided in a law-making assembly, especially the House of Representatives, where the apportionment of seats is based on how many people live in each state