repartition

1 of 2

noun (1)

re·​par·​ti·​tion ˌre-ˌpär-ˈti-shən How to pronounce repartition (audio)
ˌrē-

repartition

2 of 2

noun (2)

re·​par·​ti·​tion ˌrē-ˌpär-ˈti-shən How to pronounce repartition (audio)
: a second or additional dividing or distribution

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

probably from Spanish repartición, from repartir to distribute, from re- + partir to divide, from Latin partire — more at part

Noun (2)

re- + partition

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1555, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repartition was in 1555

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“Repartition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repartition. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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