to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution:
to apportion expenses among the three men.
The sun is called Unelanh, the apportioner, just as our word moon means originally the measurer.
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(transitive) to divide, distribute, or assign appropriate shares of; allot proportionally: to apportion the blame
1570s, from Middle French apportionner, from Old French aporcioner “apportion, share out,” from a- “to” (see ad-) + portioner “to divide into portions,” from portion “share, portion” (see portion). Related: Apportioned; apportioning.
the act of . the determination of the number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives according to the proportion of the population of each state to the total population of the U.S. the of members of any other legislative body. Contemporary Examples Had such an apportionment been in place in 2000, Al Gore […]
to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose. to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another. Historical Examples I ‘appose it’s one of the hard things big peoples has to learn. Little Miss Peggy Mrs. Molesworth verb (transitive) to place side by side or near to each other […]
to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose. to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another. adjective capable of being apposed or brought into apposition (anatomy) another word for opposable (sense 2) verb (transitive) to place side by side or near to each other (usually foll by to) […]
suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer. Historical Examples He flung a swift glance at the man as he realized that his observation was apposite. Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss Even Balder made remarks which seemed to be regarded as apposite. The Market-Place Harold Frederic These remarks, as will appear in the sequel, are apposite […]