Meaning of DISTRIBUTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌdis-trə-ˈbyü-shən ]


Date: 14th century


a. : the act or process of distributing

b. : the apportionment by a court of the personal property of an intestate


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


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(1) : a sum of money withdrawn from a fund (as a retirement fund) and given to the beneficiary or holder of the fund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


(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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.