Allocation vs Apportionment - What's the difference?

allocation | apportionment |


As nouns the difference between allocation and apportionment

is that allocation is the process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources while apportionment is the act of apportioning or the state of being apportioned.

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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    apportionment

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia apportionment) (en noun)
  • The act of apportioning or the state of being apportioned.
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  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.He was smooth-faced, and his fresh skin and well-developed figure bespoke the man in good physical condition through active exercise, yet well content with the world's apportionment .
  • (lb) The distribution of members of the House of Representatives according to the population of the various states.
  • (lb) The allocation of direct taxation according to the population of the various states.