Meaning of DISTRIBUTION in English


n. 1 the act or an instance of distributing; the process of being distributed. 2 Econ. a the dispersal of goods etc. among consumers, brought about by commerce. b the extent to which different groups, classes, or individuals share in the total production or wealth of a community. 3 Statistics the way in which a characteristic is spread over members of a class. distributional adj.

[ ME f. OF distribution or L distributio (as DISTRIBUTE) ]

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