Meaning of DISTRIBUTION in English


dis ‧ tri ‧ bu ‧ tion W2 AC /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuːʃ ə n, ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ distribution , ↑ distributor ; verb : ↑ distribute ; adjective : ↑ distributive ]

1 . [uncountable] the act of sharing things among a large group of people in a planned way

distribution of

the distribution of aid supplies

2 . [uncountable] when goods are supplied to shops and companies for them to sell:

a distribution centre

3 . [uncountable and countable] the way in which something exists in different amounts in different parts of an area or group:

population distribution

distribution of

the highly unequal distribution of economic power

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.