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reapportion Line breaks: re|appor¦tion
Pronunciation: /riːəˈpɔːʃ(ə)n/

Definition of reapportion in English:


[with object]
Assign or distribute (something) again or in a different way: he received approval for constitutional amendments which reapportioned the seats a clearing house would have to be set up to reapportion VAT revenue
More example sentences
  • Then the bear shifted, almost as if it knew that Madeline was uncomfortable, reapportioning its bulk so that her ribs weren't crushed.
  • Note, however, how these gains were reapportioned to the stable asset classes which more than doubled in the right hand case above.
  • Tim Holden won his last race with 51 percent in a newly reapportioned district against another incumbent.


Pronunciation: /ˌriːəˈpɔːʃnm(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • It's not news, of course, that the Supreme Court's one-person, one-vote standard applies to reapportionments but not to the selection of presidents.
  • This became a definite go when he lost all the legislative races, and used reapportionment as the excuse.
  • The reapportionment of 2002 designed congressional districts that favored incumbents of both parties, leaving virtually no room for challengers to be elected.
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