What does distribution mean?

Definitions for distribution
ˌdɪs trəˈbyu ʃəndis·tri·bu·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word distribution.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. distribution, statistical distributionnoun

    (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

  2. distribution, dispersionnoun

    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"

  3. distributionnoun

    the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

  4. distributionnoun

    the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer

Wiktionary

  1. distributionnoun

    An act of distributing or state of being distributed.

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  2. distributionnoun

    An apportionment by law (of funds, property).

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  3. distributionnoun

    The process by which goods get to final consumers over a geographical market, including storing, selling, shipping and advertising.

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  4. distributionnoun

    The frequency of occurrence or extent of existence.

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  5. distributionnoun

    Anything distributed; portion; share

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  6. distributionnoun

    The result of distributing; arrangement.

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  7. distributionnoun

    A probability distribution; the set of relative likelihoods that a variable will have a value in a given interval.

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  8. distributionnoun

    A set of bundled software components; distro.

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  9. distributionnoun

    The apportionment of income or wealth in a population.

    The wealth distribution became extremely skewed in the kleptocracy.

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

  10. distributionnoun

    The process or result of the sale of securities, especially their placement among investors with long-term investment strategies.

    Etymology: From distributio, from distribuere 'to distribute', itself from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'to ' (from tribus).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distributionnoun

    the act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children

  2. Distributionnoun

    separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification

  3. Distributionnoun

    that which is distributed

  4. Distributionnoun

    a resolving a whole into its parts

  5. Distributionnoun

    the sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases

  6. Distributionnoun

    the steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission

Freebase

  1. Distribution

    Product distribution is one of the four elements of the marketing mix. Distribution is the process of making a product or service available for use or consumption by a consumer or business user, using direct means, or using indirect means with intermediaries. The other three parts of the marketing mix are product, pricing, and promotion.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. distribution

    1. A software source tree packaged for distribution; but see kit. Since about 1996 unqualified use of this term often implies ‘Linux distribution’. The short form distro is often used for this sense. 2. A vague term encompassing mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups (but not BBS fora); any topic-oriented message channel with multiple recipients. 3. An information-space domain (usually loosely correlated with geography) to which propagation of a Usenet message is restricted; a much-underutilized feature.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. distribution

    Means, generally, any division or allotment made for the purposes of war; also minor arrangements made for the supply of corps.

Editors Contribution

  1. distribution

    The act and process of to share.

    The distribution centre was created to organize and arrange for the distribution of goods and products efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  
  2. distribution

    To share.

    Distribution of income is vital and just within society.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distribution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1621

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distribution' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2937

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distribution' in Nouns Frequency: #720

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distribution in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distribution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of distribution in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Stubbs:

    Europe is seeing a pretty broad recovery on pretty firm foundations, but CEOs who have to answer to shareholders are still more likely to err in favour of capital distribution, especially with interest rates at these levels.

  2. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Hernandez:

    Camimpeg's services are broad, from exploitation and drilling of oil wells and distribution of their product to the treatment of raw materials, preparation of the area to be exploited, support, logistics, extraction of minerals, transport of valuables.

  3. Jim Bakke:

    We are partnered with about 200 ministries, everything from Christian grade schools, Christian high schools, colleges and universities, seminaries, evangelism ministries, relief and development ministries, Bible distribution, social service type ministries, all of them are distinctively Christian, Christ-centered, understanding that everything we have is God's and we are just stewards of his resources. And so then we just be faithful and allow God to flow through us into the lives of others for His glory.

  4. Gavin Newsom:

    We are working aggressively to accelerate our pace, you’re going to start seeing more rapid distribution of this vaccine, I can assure you that now.

  5. Craig Rowley:

    Distribution centers tend to be clustered outside of major metropolitan areas, so there's fewer people to hire.

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Translations for distribution

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  • توزيعArabic
  • разпределение, разпределяне, разпространениеBulgarian
  • distribuce, rozděleníCzech
  • Gliederung, Streuung, Absatz, Aufteilung, Distribution, Verbreitung, AusteilungGerman
  • διανομή, μοιρασιά, κατανομήGreek
  • disvastiĝo, distribuado, disdonoEsperanto
  • distribuciónSpanish
  • jaotus, jaotisEstonian
  • توزیعPersian
  • osa, levitys, osuus, levittäminen, jakelu, jakauma, jako, levikki, jakaminenFinnish
  • distributionFrench
  • leatachtIrish
  • sgaoileadhScottish Gaelic
  • eloszlásHungarian
  • distribuzioneItalian
  • 分布, 配分, 配布Japanese
  • diaeresis, distribūtiōLatin
  • spreiding, verdeling, distributie, opdeling, verspreiding, uitdelingDutch
  • rozkład, dystrybucjaPolish
  • parte, porção, arranjo, distribuiçãoPortuguese
  • distribuție, distribuireRomanian
  • распределение, раздача, распространениеRussian
  • дистрибуција, раздиоба, расподјела, dostava, rȁspodjela, distribúcija, ràzdioba, достоваSerbo-Croatian
  • tilldelning, fördelning, utdelning, distributionSwedish
  • phân phátVietnamese

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