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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
organization, 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
scatter, spread - a haphazard distribution in all directions
compactness, concentration, denseness, density, tightness - the spatial property of being crowded together
3.distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
assigning, 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
share-out, sharing - a distribution in shares
4.distribution - the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
commerce, 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"
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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
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distribution

noun
1. The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed:
2. The passing out or spreading about of something:
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Translations
تَوْزيع
rozdánírozdělenírozdělování
distributionfordelinguddeling
jaotisjaotus
jakaumajakelujakoosaosuus
distribucijaraspodjelarazdioba
elosztás
úthlutun; dreifing
dystrybucja
distribúcia
distribucijaprodajarazdeljevanje
dağıtımdağıtmayayılma

distribution

[ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən]
A. N [of wealth, population etc] → distribución f; (= handing out) → reparto m (Comm) [of goods] → distribución f (Ling) → distribución f
B. CPD distribution cost Ngastos mpl de distribución
distribution network Nred f de distribución
distribution rights NPLderechos mpl de distribución
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distribution

[ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən]
n
(= supplying, handing out) [food, supplies, newspaper] → distribution f
film distribution → distribution cinématographique
(= sharing) [resources, wealth, power] → répartition f
modif (= supply) [system] → de distribution; [network] → de distribution; [company] → de distribution distribution costdistribution cost ncoût m de distribution
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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 networkVertriebsnetz nt; distribution rightsVertriebsrechte pl
(= spread)Verbreitung f; geographical distributiongeografische Verteilung
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distribution

[dɪstrɪˈbjuːʃn] ndistribuzione f
distribution costs → costi mpl di distribuzione
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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
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dis·tri·bu·tion

n. distribución.
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The exposure draft acknowledges that not every variable will follow the lognormal distribution typically used for stock prices, but it nevertheless recommends their use across all metrics, as the benefits of these distributions outweigh the costs.
This corresponds to the lognormal distribution with the median of 3 and the dispersion factor of 3 shifted by 1 unit on the right.
They discovered that the dissipation followed a lognormal distribution, in which the tail of the distribution heavily influences the average.
However, it should be noted that this nonlinearity is driven by the use of a lognormal distribution for human variability, an approximation whose uncertainty increases substantially at levels of incidence much below 1% (Crump et al.
For example, Emam and Al-Deek [15] tested the lognormal, gamma, Weibull, and exponential distributions for representing travel time data of a freeway from weekdays and found that a lognormal distribution was best-fitted.
For the variability of LCA model input values, such as the ratio of oil and stone and transportation distance, it can be described by defining "uncertainty factor (UF)" where the uniform distribution and lognormal distribution are common distribution forms.
The experimental results demonstrated that the distribution of the TRISO particles is highly similar to the lognormal distribution, which represents randomly uniformly distributed particles [9].
The use of the normal Gaussian distribution for the value of ln([tau]) (lognormal distribution) we consider is most reasonable [15, 16].
The RMS delay spread, which follows a lognormal distribution, is within the range lnN (4.41877, 0.16416).
The solid line denotes the shifted lognormal distribution and the dash lines show combining the shifted log-normal distribution and the first correction term, respectively.
In this study, the BP mode takes a lognormal distribution with GMD of 500 nm, TPN of 4.34 x [1.0.sup.11] #/[m.sup.3], and GSD of 1.32, and SP modes also take lognormal distributions whose parameters are listed in Table 3.
In 1958, Ferrell [11] defined a control chart for the lognormal distribution. Nealson [12] obtained in 1979 control limits for median, range scale and location scale for the Weibull distribution.