reapportionment

noun
a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
Syn: ↑reallotment, ↑reallocation
Derivationally related forms: ↑reallocate (for: ↑reallocation), ↑reapportion, ↑reallot (for: ↑reallotment)
Regions:
Hypernyms:
Hyponyms: ↑reshuffle

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\\“+\ noun
: the act of reapportioning or state of being reapportioned

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/ree'euh pawr"sheuhn meuhnt, -pohr"-/, n.
1. the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
2. the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
[1930-35; REAPPORTION + -MENT]

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rēapporˈtionment (↑apportionment) n
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Main Entry:re-

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  • reapportionment — index reclassification Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 reapportionment …   Law dictionary

  • Reapportionment — Re ap*por tion*ment ( ment), n. A second or a new apportionment. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reapportionment — (n.) 1800, American English, from RE (Cf. re ) + APPORTIONMENT (Cf. apportionment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reapportionment — noun see reapportion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reapportionment — /ree euh pawr sheuhn meuhnt, pohr /, n. 1. the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something. 2. the redistribution of representation in a legislative body. [1930 35; REAPPORTION + MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • reapportionment — noun a) The act of reapportioning; a second or subsequent apportionment. b) Reassignment of representation in a legislature, especially of U.S. House of Representative seats, in accord with changes in the census population determination …   Wiktionary

  • reapportionment — n. redivision, reallocation, redistribution …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reapportionment — re·apportionment …   English syllables

  • reapportionment — re•ap•por•tion•ment [[t]ˌri əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, ˈpoʊr [/t]] n. 1) the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something 2) gov the redistribution of representation in a legislative body • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • reapportionment — A realignment or change in legislative districts brought about by changes in population and mandated by the constitutional requirement of equality of representation (i.e. one person, one vote mandate). A new apportionment of seats in the House of …   Black's law dictionary

  • reapportionment — A change in legislative or congressional districts, sometimes periodically, for the purpose of providing equality of representation, particularly after a population change. 25 Am J2d Elect § 15 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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