|Gerrymandering: The revision of constituency boundaries with the aim of changing majorities and minorities. For example, a constituency with a majority for one party can be expanded along its boundaries so that the majority is no longer as significant. The term dates back to Governor Gerry of Massachusetts in the 19th century, who first used this technique._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.