Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun apportioning

1 sense of apportioning

Sense 1
allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation -- (the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state")
       => distribution -- (the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb apportion

2 senses of apportion

Sense 1
allocate, 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")
       => assign, allot, portion -- (give out; "We were assigned new uniforms")

Sense 2
share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, deal -- (give out as one's portion or share)
       => distribute, give out, hand out, pass out -- (give to several people; "The teacher handed out the exams")

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