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Definitions of distribution

  1. an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which is distributed. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A resolving a whole into its parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act or manner of dealing out or dividing; apportionment; arrangement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Allotment: classification. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Apportionment; arrangement; disposition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of distributing; allotment; the act of giving in charity; administration separately to individuals; the act of distributing into distinct classes; the division and disposition of the parts of anything; the dividing and disposing of the several parts of a building according to some plan or to the rules of art; a division and enumeration of the several qualities of a subject; the separating of the types in a form and placing each letter in its proper box. The term is also applied to the distribution of heat, electricity, &c. The Statute of distributions, a law for regulating the distribution of the personal estate of intestates. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The act of dividing among a number; a giving in parts or portions; a separation or division into parts or classes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The range of an organism or group in the biogeographical divisions of the globe. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for distribution

  1. In Les Visages de la Vie he seeks to describe yearning in all its forms and aims; its distribution in human labour, its restlessness, its vigour, and, above all, its beauty. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  2. The distribution began at ten o'clock, and ended about three. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton