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## dis·tri·bu·tion

(dĭs′trə-byo͞o′shən)*n.*

**1.**The process of distributing or the condition of being distributed, especially:

**a.**The process of marketing and supplying goods, especially to retailers.

**b.**

*Law*The transmission of inherited property to its heirs after taxes, debts, and costs of the estate have been paid.

**2.**Something distributed; an allotment: distributions from a retirement account.

**3.**A spatial or temporal array of objects or events, especially:

**a.**The geographic occurrence or range of an organism.

**b.**The geographic occurrence or range of a custom, usage, or other feature.

**4.**

*Statistics*A characterization of the occurrence of the actual unique values in a set of data (as in a frequency distribution) or of the theoretical unique values of a random variable (as in a probability distribution).

**5.**

*Mathematics*A generalized function used in the study of partial differential equations.

**dis′tri·bu′tion·al**

*adj.*

## distribution

(ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən)*n*

**1.**the act of distributing or the state or manner of being distributed

**2.**a thing or portion distributed

**3.**arrangement or location

**4.**(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.**(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 or her creditors

**9.**(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.**(Automotive Engineering)

*engineering*the way in which the fuel-air mixture is supplied to each cylinder of a multicylinder internal-combustion engine

**ˌdistriˈbutional**

*adj*

## dis•tri•bu•tion

(ˌdɪs trəˈbyu ʃən)*n.*

**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.

**7.**apportionment.

**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]

**dis`tri•bu′tion•al,**

*adj.*

## distribution

**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.

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Noun | 1. | distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrenceorganization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification" equidistribution - a flat distribution having equal frequencies of occurrence statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters frequency distribution - a distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of a variable Gaussian distribution, normal distribution - a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance Poisson distribution - a theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large sample distribution, sampling, sample - items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population Bernoulli distribution, binomial distribution - a theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success |

2. | distribution - the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution"spatial arrangement, spacing - the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them complementary distribution, complementation - (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts diaspora - the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture) dissemination, diffusion - the property of being diffused or dispersed innervation - the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region compactness, concentration, denseness, density, tightness - the spatial property of being crowded together | |

3. | distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioningassigning, assignment - the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum" redistribution - distributing again; "the revolution resulted in a redistribution of wealth" dispensation - the act of dispensing (giving out in portions) apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling, assignation, allocation, allotment - 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" deal - the act of distributing playing cards; "the deal was passed around the table clockwise" revenue sharing - distribution of part of the federal tax income to states and municipalities | |

4. | distribution - the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumercommerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services) marketing - the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service; "most companies have a manager in charge of marketing" |

## distribution

*noun*

**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.

**4.**spread, organization, arrangement, location, placement, disposition those who control the distribution of jobs

## distribution

*noun*

**1.**The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed:

**2.**The passing out or spreading about of something:

**3.**A way or condition of being arranged:

Translations

**تَوْزيع**

**rozdání**

**rozdělení**

**rozdělování**

**distribution**

**fordeling**

**uddeling**

**jaotis**

**jaotus**

**jakauma**

**jakelu**

**jako**

**osa**

**osuus**

**distribucija**

**raspodjela**

**razdioba**

**elosztás**

**úthlutun; dreifing**

**dystrybucja**

**distribúcia**

**distribucija**

**prodaja**

**razdeljevanje**

## distribution

[ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃ*ə*n]

**A.**

*N*[

*of wealth, population etc*] → distribución

*f*; (=

*handing out*) → reparto

*m*(

*Comm*) [

*of goods*] → distribución

*f*(

*Ling*) → distribución

*f*

**B.**

*CPD*

**distribution cost**

*N*→ gastos

*mpl*de distribución

**distribution network**

*N*→ red

*f*de distribución

**distribution rights**

*NPL*→ derechos

*mpl*de distribución

## distribution

[ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃ^{ə}n]

*n*

(=

film distribution → distribution cinématographique

*supplying, handing out*) [*food, supplies, newspaper*] → distribution*f*film distribution → distribution cinématographique

*modif*(=

*supply*) [

*system*] → de distribution; [

*network*] → de distribution; [

*company*] → de distribution

*distribution cost*distribution cost

*n*→ coût

*m*de distribution

## distribution

*n*

(= 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*## distribute

(diˈstribjut)*verb*

**1.**to divide (something) among several (people); to deal out. He distributed sweets to all the children in the class.

**2.**to spread out widely. Our shops are distributed all over the city.

**ˌdistriˈbution**(-ˈbjuː-)

*noun*

## dis·tri·bu·tion

*n.*distribución.

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