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English definition of “apportionment”

apportionment

noun [C or U]     /əˈpɔːʃənmənt/
the act of sharing something between several people or organizations : The apportionment of resources within the health service is very complicated .
INSURANCE, LAW the act of deciding how responsible each person or organization is for something and therefore how much of the costs they or their insurance company should pay : the apportionment of blame / liability
ACCOUNTING the act of dividing costs between different accounts in a fair way, or the amount that is put into each account
PROPERTY an agreement between the buyer and seller of a property to share the costs of the property during the time that the sale is being completed
(Definition of apportionment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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