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Distribution

Dis`tri`bu´tion
n.1.The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children.
The phenomena of geological distribution are exactly analogous to those of geography.
- A. R. Wallace.
2.Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.
3.That which is distributed.
4.(Logic) A resolving a whole into its parts.
5.(Print.) The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.
6.(Steam Engine) The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission.
Geographical distribution
the natural arrangements of animals and plants in particular regions or districts.
Noun1.distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
2.distribution - the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume
Synonyms: dispersion
Antonyms:
compactness, concentration, denseness, density - the spatial property of being crowded together
3.distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
4.distribution - the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer

DISTRIBUTION. By this term is understood the division of an intestate's estate according to law.
     2. The English statute of 22 and 23 Car. II. c. 10, which was itself probably borrowed from the 118th Novel of Justinian, is the foundation of, perhaps, most acts of distribution in the several states. Vide 2 Kent, Com. 342, note; 8 Com. Dig. 522; 11 Vin. Ab. 189, 202; Com. Dig. Administration, H.

1.(software)distribution - A software source tree packaged for distribution; but see kit.
2.(messaging)distribution - A vague term encompassing mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups (but not BBS fora); any topic-oriented message channel with multiple recipients.
3.(messaging)distribution - An information-space domain (usually loosely correlated with geography) to which propagation of a Usenet message is restricted; a much-underused feature.
administration, allocation, allotment, apportionment, arrangement, array, arraying, assignment, attenuation, broadcast, broadcasting, cataloguing, circulation, circumfusion, classification, codification, collation, collocation, constitution, deployment, diffraction, diffusion, dilution, disbursal, disbursement, dispensation, dispersal, dispersion, disposal, disposition, dissemination, dissipation, divergence, division, dole, doling, doling out, evaporation, expansion, form, formation, formulation, fragmentation, giving out, grouping, issuance, marshaling, order, ordering, passing around, paying out, peppering, placement, propagation, publication, radiation, regimentation, scattering, scatterment, sequence, sharing, shotgun pattern, sowing, spattering, splay, spread, spreading, sprinkling, strewing, structuring, syntax, volatilization
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