• WordNet 3.6
    • v apportion 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"
    • v apportion give out as one's portion or share
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Apportion 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apportion To divide and assign in just proportion or according to some rule; distribute proportionally; allot: as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments.
    • apportion Synonyms Dispense, Distribute, etc. See dispense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Apportion ap-pōr′shun to portion out: to divide in just shares: to adjust in due proportion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. apportionner, LL. apportionare, fr. L. ad, + portio,. See Portion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad, to, and Portion.


In literature:

Up-stairs, in a sacred corner of the chamber Lady Throckmorton had apportioned to her, Theodora North kept her diary.
"Theo" by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
The bridegrooms and brides were apportioned in the following order.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
Here did they realize all the happiness which the sublunary hand of time apportions to mortals.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
In other cases it was apportioned to units but held in store for them by the Ordnance department.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
On this basis the commander has apportioned the strength needed for the attainment of the objectives assigned to his subordinates.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Where faith exists, God honors it with certain gifts, apportioned, or committed, according to his will.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Let cool, and bottle or put in demijohns, taking care to apportion the kernels equally.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
She has endeavored wisely to apportion the elements of instruction and discipline.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
Puisse-t-elle ne vous apporter que du bonheur et du contentement!
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
In European Russia approximately as many more remain to be apportioned.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon

In poetry:

So the old miracle anew
Is wrought on earth and proved good,
And crumbs apportioned for a few,
God-blessed, suffice a multitude.
"A Home" by Susan Coolidge
"If thou in the region of dreams didst delay,
Complain not of me," the Immortal replied;
"When the world was apportioned, where then wert thou, pray?"
"I was," said the poet, "I was—by thy side!"
"The Division Of The Earth" by Friedrich von Schiller
Puts down the high and raises up the low,
He who the infinite machine sustains,
With swiftness, with the medium or with slow,
Apportioning the turning
Of this gigantic mass,
The hidden is unveiled and open stands.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Fifth Dialogue=." by Giordano Bruno

In news:

Some months ago, a proposal was floated to apportion Pennsylvania's 20.
Here, the overall purpose is to limit the number of districts a county may apportion , and the population criteria set forth in the Act seem a reasonable means of achieving that purpose.
Not enough to be unitary under ITA: Taxpayer can't apportion losses from separate out -of-state businesses.
British inquests are supposed to determine the cause of death but do not apportion blame.

In science:

Note that the electron pressure gradient force is part of the electrostatic force which is apportioned between two ion species according to their charge-to-mass ratios Zk /Ak (k = p, α).
Angular momentum transport and proton-alpha differential streaming in the solar wind
Continued work on SWCX estimates and the uncertainties on those estimates will enable continued progress in determining how best to apportion the observed local X-ray intensity between the SWCX and LB components.
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
Longward of 1.25 µm, they used κtot from the OH5 dust and the albedo (ratio of κscat/κtot ) from Pollack et al. to apportion the total OH5 opacity among scattering and absorption components.
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
La correction qu’on apporte ici a l’avantage de remettre finalement en jeu la “translation quantique” des charact`eres qui apparaˆıt dans la m´ethode des orbites, et qui ´etait myst`erieusement absente dans .
Biquantization of symmetric pairs and the quantum shift
Nous expliquons pourquoi le schéma FSL (Forward Semi-Lagrangian) apporte une réponse à certains problèmes.
Accuracy of unperturbed motion of particles in a gyrokinetic semi-Lagrangian code