What does distribution mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distribution, statistical distribution(noun)

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

  2. distribution, dispersion(noun)

    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. distribution(noun)

    the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

  4. distribution(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. distribution(Noun)

    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. distribution(Noun)

    An apportionment by law (of funds, property).

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

  3. distribution(Noun)

    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. distribution(Noun)

    The frequency of occurrence or extent of existence.

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

  5. distribution(Noun)

    Anything distributed; portion; share

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

  6. distribution(Noun)

    The result of distributing; arrangement.

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

  7. distribution(Noun)

    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. distribution(Noun)

    A set of bundled software components; distro.

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

  9. distribution(Noun)

    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. distribution(Noun)

    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. Distribution(noun)

    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. Distribution(noun)

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

  3. Distribution(noun)

    that which is distributed

  4. Distribution(noun)

    a resolving a whole into its parts

  5. Distribution(noun)

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

  6. Distribution(noun)

    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. Eugene Pak:

    Set a term for your distribution agreements to expire. Most states prohibit termination without cause.

  2. Robert Gnaizda:

    We would be happy to work with the governor on a distribution schedule.

  3. Chris Jackson:

    If you have mutual funds in a taxable account, it is important to check the estimated mutual fund distributions that the fund families release ahead of time, by tax-loss harvesting this fund, not only do you avoid the capital gains distribution, you also capture a tax deduction. The combination could be a substantial savings.

  4. Chief Executive Officer Brian Benari:

    We're looking from a longer-term perspective, we see this as building a relationship with Janus that could give rise to opportunities around product and distribution.

  5. Benjamin Chapman:

    It's not just one area, we need more vigilance on the farm level. We need better technology in production and distribution. It's consumer habits. We need to rethink the methods we have been looking at or do them in a smarter and better way. It really is : How do we get Healthy People 2020 to care about this ?

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Translations for distribution

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  • توزيعArabic
  • разпределяне, разпределение, разпространениеBulgarian
  • rozdělení, distribuceCzech
  • Verbreitung, Austeilung, Aufteilung, Distribution, Gliederung, Streuung, AbsatzGerman
  • διανομή, κατανομή, μοιρασιάGreek
  • disvastiĝo, distribuado, disdonoEsperanto
  • distribuciónSpanish
  • jaotus, jaotisEstonian
  • توزیعPersian
  • jakaminen, jako, levikki, jakauma, osa, osuus, levitys, levittäminen, jakeluFinnish
  • distributionFrench
  • leatachtIrish
  • sgaoileadhScottish Gaelic
  • eloszlásHungarian
  • distribuzioneItalian
  • 配布, 分布, 配分Japanese
  • diaeresis, distribūtiōLatin
  • verspreiding, spreiding, verdeling, opdeling, uitdeling, distributieDutch
  • rozkład, dystrybucjaPolish
  • distribuição, parte, arranjo, porçãoPortuguese
  • distribuire, distribuțieRomanian
  • распределение, раздача, распространениеRussian
  • раздиоба, дистрибуција, rȁspodjela, достова, ràzdioba, distribúcija, расподјела, dostavaSerbo-Croatian
  • distribution, fördelning, utdelning, tilldelningSwedish
  • phân phátVietnamese

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