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Noun: distribution  ,di-stri'byoo-shun
  1. The act of distributing, spreading or apportioning
     
  2. (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
    - statistical distribution, probability distribution
     
  3. The spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
    "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution"; "worldwide in distribution";
    - dispersion
     
  4. The commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
     
  5. (computing) a particular package of software, esp. open-source, for distribution to users
    - distro

Derived forms: distributions

Type of: act, arrangement, commerce, commercialism, deed, human action, human activity, mercantilism, organisation [Brit], organization, spacing, spatial arrangement, system

Antonym: concentration

Part of: marketing

Encyclopedia: Distribution