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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)

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.

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."