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apportionment

ap·por·tion·ment

apportionment

 
pronunciation:
por shn mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a distribution based on the relation of part to whole.
Population determines the apportionment of federal and state legislators.
similar words:
allotment
definition 2: the act of distributing in such a way.