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’
    • ‘Frequent formation changes, shaped by both the enemy and terrain, forced the commander to constantly reapportion fires to facilitate security.’
    • ‘Members of reapportioned legislatures, particularly those from previously underrepresented areas adamantly opposed any retreat from ‘one man, one vote.’’
    • ‘Note, however, how these gains were reapportioned to the stable asset classes which more than doubled in the right hand case above.’
    • ‘The only hope is that the U.S. Supreme Court will recognize that the prime purpose of the census every 10 years is to reapportion the states and that any reapportionment beyond the first one is unconstitutional.’
    • ‘Others did not seem to know about the second-round process where the votes that went to small parties that did not get seats would be reapportioned to the parties that did win.’
    • ‘It is clear that there must now be a reapportioning of power.’
    • ‘When two gas molecules collide, they can reapportion their energy in any way that leaves the total unchanged.’
    • ‘States and boundaries disappear while new ones emerge, the world is being reapportioned and nobody, least of all the German government, is prepared to stay on the sidelines.’
    • ‘Walls that slide on tracks, platform floors, and pivoting panels are some of the devices used to reapportion the space while maintaining its flexible nature.’
    • ‘Yeah, I guess there'll have to be a reapportioning of duties, as all the old ones went the way of the city.’
    • ‘After the next census is taken, Congress would reapportion seats based on population and revert to 435 as established in 1911.’
    • ‘Sims transformed the American political scene by requiring states to reapportion their legislatures on the basis of ‘one person, one vote.’’
    • ‘Then the bear shifted, almost as if it knew that Madeline was uncomfortable, reapportioning its bulk so that her ribs weren't crushed.’
    • ‘The Supreme Court played a key role in immigration reform with its rulings that congressional districts must be reapportioned.’
    • ‘It is a product of revolutionary reform, adopted in 1967 by a newly reapportioned Legislature elected under a reapportionment plan imposed by order of the federal court.’
    • ‘Southern and Western states are growing so much faster than the rest of the country that several are expected to grab House seats from the Northeast and Midwest when Congress is reapportioned in 2010.’
    • ‘Tim Holden won his last race with 51 percent in a newly reapportioned district against another incumbent.’
    • ‘While communities and officials will honor long-standing hereditary rights to areas of land traditionally claimed by a given family, misused or abandoned land may be reapportioned for better use.’
    • ‘Redistricting exists for the purpose of reapportioning voters among political districts to account for population shifts.’
    • ‘The right-to-die debate sidesteps the real issue: A need to reapportion care’