reapportionment

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reapportionment

[ree-uh-pawr-shuhn-muhnt, -pohr-]
noun
1.
the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
2.
the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.

Origin:
1930–35; reapportion + -ment

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reapportionment

noun
a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results) [syn: reallotment
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Example sentences
Reapportionment, which came to be the standard word for this process, required a remarkably unselfish state legislator.
Reapportionment happens every ten years after the decennial census.
Members of the commission shall hold office until their reapportionment and redistricting plan is implemented.
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