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1. the act of distributing or the state or manner of being distributed
2. a thing or portion distributed
3. arrangement or location
4. (Business / Commerce) Commerce the process of physically satisfying the demand for goods and services
5. (Economics) Economics the division of the total income of a community among its members, esp between labour incomes (wages and salaries) and property incomes (rents, interest, and dividends)
6. (Mathematics & Measurements / Statistics) Statistics the set of possible values of a random variable, or points in a sample space, considered in terms of new theoretical or observed frequency a normal distribution
7. (Law) Law the apportioning of the estate of a deceased intestate among the persons entitled to share in it
8. (Law) Law the lawful division of the assets of a bankrupt among his creditors
9. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) Finance
a. the division of part of a company's profit as a dividend to its shareholders
b. the amount paid by dividend in a particular distribution
10. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering) Engineering the way in which the fuel-air mixture is supplied to each cylinder of a multicylinder internal-combustion engine
dis•tri•bu•tion (ˌdɪs trəˈbyu ʃən)
1. an act or instance of distributing.
2. the state or manner of being distributed.
3. arrangement; classification.
4. something that is distributed.
5. the frequency of occurrence or the geographic place where any entity or category of entities occurs: the distribution of coniferous forests.
6. placement; disposition.
8. the delivery of an item or items to the intended recipients, as mail or newspapers.
9. the total number of an item delivered, sold, or given out.
10. the marketing, transporting, and selling of goods.
11. Statistics. a set of values or measurements of a set of elements, each measurement being associated with an element.
[1375–1425; < Latin]
1. The arrangement of troops for any purpose, such as a battle, march, or maneuver.
2. A planned pattern of projectiles about a point.
3. A planned spread of fire to cover a desired frontage or depth.
4. An official delivery of anything, such as orders or supplies.
5. The operational process of synchronizing all elements of the logistic system to deliver the "right things" to the "right place" at the "right time" to support the geographic combatant commander.
6. The process of assigning military personnel to activities, units, or billets.
Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
1. delivery, mailing, transport, transportation, handling He admitted there had been problems with distribution.
2. sharing, division, assignment, rationing, allocation, partition, allotment, dispensation, apportionment a more equitable distribution of wealth
3. spreading, circulation, diffusion, scattering, propagation, dissemination, dispersal, dispersion There will be a widespread distribution of leaflets.
A. N [of wealth, population etc] → distribución f; (= handing out) → reparto m (Comm) [of goods] → distribución f (Ling) → distribución f
(= supplying, handing out) [food, supplies, newspaper] → distribution f
film distribution → distribution cinématographique
(= sharing) [resources, wealth, power] → répartition f
(= act) → Verteilung f; (of information) → Verbreitung f; (Comm: of goods) → Vertrieb m; (= dealing: of drugs) → Handel m; (→ mit) (of films) → Verleih m; (of dividends) → Ausschüttung f; distribution network → Vertriebsnetz nt; distribution rights → Vertriebsrechte pl
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