Meaning of DISTRIBUTION in English

DISTRIBUTION

n.

Pronunciation: ˌ dis-tr ə - ' byü-sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 a : the act or process of distributing b : the apportionment by a court of the personal property of an intestate

2 a : the position, arrangement, or frequency of occurrence (as of the members of a group) over an area or throughout a space or unit of time b : the natural geographic range of an organism

3 a : something distributed: as (1) : a sum of money withdrawn from a fund (as a retirement fund) and given to the beneficiary or holder of the fund (2) : DIVIDEND 1A b (1) : FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION (2) : PROBABILITY FUNCTION (3) : PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTION 2

4 : the pattern of branching and termination of a ramifying structure (as a nerve)

5 : the marketing or merchandising of commodities

– dis · tri · bu · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

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