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Parceling Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    parceling n : the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state" [syn: allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parcelling, assignation]
Parceling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Parcel \Par"cel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parceledor Parcelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Parceling or Parcelling.]
  1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into. ``Their woes are parceled, mine are general.'' --Shak. These ghostly kings would parcel out my power. --Dryden. The broad woodland parceled into farms. --Tennyson.
  2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. [R.] That mine own servant should Parcel the sum of my disgraces by Addition of his envy. --Shak.
  3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc. To parcel a rope (Naut.), to wind strips of tarred canvas tightly arround it. --Totten. To parcel a seam (Naut.), to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas.
Parceling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Parceling \Par"cel*ing\, n. [Written also parcelling.]
  1. The act of dividing and distributing in portions or parts.
  2. (Naut.) Long, narrow slips of canvas daubed with tar and wound about a rope like a bandage, before it is served; used, also, in mousing on the stayes, etc.
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    • How to tame social, mobile, analytics and cloud multisourcing
      Multisourcing — parceling out the IT services portfolio among a number of vendors — is the new normal in IT outsourcing . And as social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) services become increasingly important to the IT environment, companies will find themselves managing an ever larger pool of smaller deals that are, in many ways, different from their tradi Read more on this news related to 'Parceling'
    • Hearthstone Single-Player Naxxramas Update Goes Live July 22
      Blizzard has been slowly parceling out info on the single-player expansion for its successful card-battling game Hearthstone , and today we finally learned when Curse of Naxxramas is coming out: July 22. On the official Blizzard blog , the company wrote, "Curse of Naxxramas goes live globally for Windows, Mac, and iPad on Tuesday, July 22, starting with the A Read more on this news related to 'Parceling'

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