Apportionment meaning

ə-pôrshən-mənt
A proportional distribution or assignment, as of U.S. Representatives among the states, or of state legislators among counties, etc.
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An apportioning or being apportioned.
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The allocation, distribution, or division of something into proportionate shares.
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The drawing of the boundaries of legislative districts so that each district is approximately equal in population. See also gerrymandering and reapportionment.
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The allocation after every census of the seats in the United States House of Representatives among the states based on population.
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The act of apportioning or the state of being apportioned.
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(US) The distribution of members of the House of Representatives according to the population of the various states.
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(US) The allocation of direct taxation according to the population of the various states.
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