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Apportioning   /əpˈɔrʃənɪŋ/   Listen

The act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan.  Synonyms: allocation, allotment, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling.

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"Apportioning" Quotes from Famous Books

... all around, and, next, a spoonful of sugar to cloy the edge of their razor appetites. Soon, on a circle of fires drawn about Shorty, many pots of beans were boiling, and he, with a wrathful eye for what he called renigers, was frying and apportioning ...
— Smoke Bellew • Jack London

... under the Constitution, the States of the South, while denying the suffrage to the negro, had secured the right to include the negro population as a basis for their representation in the lower House. In apportioning the representatives to the population, five negroes were to be counted as the equivalent of three white men. The passage, in 1854, of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the purpose of which was to confirm the existence ...
— Abraham Lincoln • George Haven Putnam

... at once that correspondence with yourself is one of my best pleasures, and that you cannot write too much or too often for me; though after what you have told me as to the apportioning of your time, I should be unwilling to encroach unduly upon it. Neither should I on my side prove very tardy in reply, as you are one to whom I find there is something to say when I sit down with a pen and paper. I have a good ...
— Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti - 1883 • T. Hall Caine

Words linked to "Apportioning" :   allocation, portion, reallocation, subsidization, grant, reapportionment, reallotment, share, rationing, subsidisation, deal, parcel, allotment, distribution, assignation

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