Apportion vs Allocation - What's the difference?

apportion | allocation |


As a verb apportion

is to divide and distribute portions of a whole.

As a noun allocation is

the process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

apportion

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To divide and distribute portions of a whole.
  • The controlling party had apportioned the voting districts such that their party would be favored in the next election.
  • Specifically, to do so in a fair and equitable manner; to allocate proportionally.
  • The children were required to dump all of their Halloween candy on the table so that their parents could apportion it among them.

    Derived terms

    * unapportioned * apportionment

    Synonyms

    * (divide and distribute ): allocate, allot, dispense, parcel out, share out

    Antonyms

    * (divide and distribute ): amass, concentrate, consolidate, gather, reassemble

    allocation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources.
  • The allocation of new permits is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Derived terms

    * allocational

    Anagrams

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