Definition of "distribution" []

  • The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed; apportionment. (noun)
  • Something distributed; an allotment. (noun)
  • The act of dispersing or the condition of being dispersed; diffusion. (noun)
  • The geographic occurrence or range of an organism. (noun)
  • The geographic occurrence or range of a custom, usage, or other feature. (noun)
  • The act of distributing or the state or manner of being distributed (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A thing or portion distributed (noun)
  • Arrangement or location (noun)
  • The process of physically satisfying the demand for goods and services (noun)
  • The division of the total income of a community among its members, esp between labour incomes (wages and salaries) and property incomes (rents, interest, and dividends) (noun)
  • The set of possible values of a random variable, or points in a sample space, considered in terms of new theoretical or observed frequency (noun)
  • The apportioning of the estate of a deceased intestate among the persons entitled to share in it (noun)
  • The lawful division of the assets of a bankrupt among his or her creditors (noun)
  • The division of part of a company's profit as a dividend to its shareholders (noun)
  • The amount paid by dividend in a particular distribution (noun)
  • The way in which the fuel-air mixture is supplied to each cylinder of a multicylinder internal-combustion engine (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "distribution" in a sentence
  • "The cycle involving hundreds of billions of dollars starting from tax collection … and ending in distribution is not easy to follow but we plan to make it much more exposed to public scrutiny."
  • "For the purposes of this guide the term distribution does"
  • "United Nations special envoy Moustapha Niasse said the DRC groups were now ready to discuss what he termed the distribution of state responsibilities."