reapportion

verb

re·​ap·​por·​tion ˌrē-ə-ˈpȯr-shən How to pronounce reapportion (audio)
reapportioned; reapportioning; reapportions

transitive verb

: to apportion (something, such as a house of representatives) anew

intransitive verb

: to make a new apportionment

Examples of reapportion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exciting question, for friends of a free Ukraine, is what the Ukrainians do once the Kremlin reapportions its surviving A-50s and inevitably leaves a gap in its aerial radar coverage. David Axe, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024 Genesis also wants to reapportion the collateral to benefit all of its creditors and disputes Gemini's foreclosure and entitlement to the additional GBTC shares. Nina Bambysheva, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 The once-in-a-decade count is required to reapportion the House of Representatives to reflect changes in the nation’s population. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 21 July 2022 Since House districts are used to apportion the Electoral College and states use census data to reapportion their own legislatures, the census quite literally rewrites the map of American political power every 10 years. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 21 July 2022 The census proved accurate enough in the end to be used to reapportion the House of Representatives and guide the drawing of new political maps nationwide. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2022 The new maps had to reapportion the state’s population, which has continued shifting from rural communities to urban and suburban areas. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2021 The House later passed a plan to reapportion the 105 districts in the House of Representatives. Mike Cason | McAson@al.com, al, 1 Nov. 2021 Sometimes complications arise if someone feels overloaded but cannot reapportion the load. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, 25 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of reapportion was circa 1828

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“Reapportion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reapportion. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

reapportion

verb
re·​ap·​por·​tion ˌrē-ə-ˈpōr-shən How to pronounce reapportion (audio)
-ˈpȯr-
1
: to apportion (as a house of representatives) again
2
: to make a new apportionment
reapportionment noun

Legal Definition

reapportion

transitive verb
re·​ap·​por·​tion ˌrē-ə-ˈpōr-shən How to pronounce reapportion (audio)
: to apportion anew
especially : to apportion (seats in a house of representatives) in accordance with new population distribution

intransitive verb

: to make a new apportionment
reapportionment noun

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