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.

Etymology: ME f. OF distribution or L distributio (as DISTRIBUTE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.