Ap·por·tion v. t. [imp. & p. p. Apportioned p. pr. & vb. n. Apportioning.] To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and distribute proportionally; to portion out; to allot; as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments.
n : 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" [syn: allotment, apportionment,
allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation]