[ree-uh-pawr-shuh n-muh nt, -pohr-] /ˌri əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, -ˈpoʊr-/
the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
also reapportionment, 1800, American English, from re- + apportionment.
[uh-prey-zuh l] /əˈpreɪ zəl/ noun 1. the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone. 2. an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation. 3. an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc: the critics’ appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public […]
[uh-preyz] /əˈpreɪz/ verb (used with object), appraised, appraising. 1. to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess: We had an expert appraise the house before we bought it. 2. to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc.: He tried to appraise the poetry of John Updike. /ˌriːəˈpreɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to assess the […]
[uh-prohch] /əˈproʊtʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to come near or nearer to: The cars slowed down as they approached the intersection. 2. to come near to in quality, character, time, or condition; to come within range for comparison: As a poet he hardly approaches Keats. 3. to present, offer, or make a proposal or […]
[adjective uh-proh-pree-it; verb uh-proh-pree-eyt] /adjective əˈproʊ pri ɪt; verb əˈproʊ priˌeɪt/ adjective 1. suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.: an appropriate example; an appropriate dress. 2. belonging to or peculiar to a person; proper: Each played his appropriate part. verb (used with object), appropriated, appropriating. 3. to set apart, authorize, or […]