Reapportionment meaning

rē'ə-pôr'shən-mənt
(US, politics) Reassignment of representation in a legislature, especially of U.S. House of Representative seats, in accord with changes in the census population determination.
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The act of reapportioning or the state of being reapportioned.
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Redistribution of representation in a legislative body, especially the periodic reallotment of US congressional seats according to changes in the census figures as required by the Constitution.
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The altering of the boundaries of a legislative district in order to reflect shifts in population distribution. See also gerrymandering.
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The act of reapportioning; a second or subsequent apportionment.
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