noun (1)
re·​par·​ti·​tion | \ ˌre-ˌpär-ˈti-shən How to pronounce repartition (audio) , ˌrē- \

Definition of repartition

 (Entry 1 of 2)


noun (2)
re·​par·​ti·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌpär-ˈti-shən How to pronounce repartition (audio) \

Definition of repartition (Entry 2 of 2)

: a second or additional dividing or distribution

First Known Use of repartition

Noun (1)

1555, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for repartition

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

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“Repartition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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