Definitions of distribution

  1. an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
  2. the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
  3. 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.
  4. Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.
  5. That which is distributed.
  6. A resolving a whole into its parts.
  7. The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.
  8. The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the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.
  9. The act or manner of dealing out or dividing; apportionment; arrangement.
  10. Allotment: classification.
  11. Apportionment; arrangement; disposition.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of dividing among a number; a giving in parts or portions; a separation or division into parts or classes.
  14. The range of an organism or group in the biogeographical divisions of the globe.