Definitions of distribution

  1. the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume
  2. an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
  3. the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
  4. the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
  5. ( statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
  6. 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.
  7. Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.
  8. That which is distributed.
  9. A resolving a whole into its parts.
  10. The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.
  11. The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the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.
  12. The act or manner of dealing out or dividing; apportionment; arrangement.
  13. 1. The passage of the branches of arteries or nerves to the several tissues and organs. 2. The area in which terminate the branches of an artery or a nerve, or the area supplied by such artery or nerve.
  14. Allotment: classification.
  15. Apportionment; arrangement; disposition.
  16. 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.
  17. The act of dividing among a number; a giving in parts or portions; a separation or division into parts or classes.
  18. The range of an organism or group in the biogeographical divisions of the globe.

Usage examples for distribution

  1. A special aspect of the slum post is the distribution of charitable relief to the needy. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  2. The distribution began at ten o'clock, and ended about three. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. In 1840 the Indians insisted upon this promise being kept, and in spite of the governor's opposition Vallejo succeeded in obtaining an order for the distribution of the live- stock. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  4. Almost the entire difficulty is on the side of distribution. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  5. Flattering expressions of confidence and esteem succeeded, and the whole was enforced by the distribution of a few presents. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  6. It is not possible to assume that a world, carried on by division of labor and distribution of authority, can be governed by universal opinions in the whole population. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  7. 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
  8. One stream brought supplies, while the other directed their distribution. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  9. In anticipation of this danger, Miss Barton decided to put the distribution of food largely under local control. – Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan
  10. Even where different members of the family combined to produce a pair of shoes or an article of clothing, the small number of persons involved, as well as the close identity of interests among the family members, kept the problem of distribution from becoming a serious one. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  11. " Then we'll work out a cat distribution program. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  12. They serve for the reception and distribution of the air. – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  13. Generally speaking, the most striking difference between the Boer army and a trained army was the difference in the distribution of intelligence. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  14. The Socialist state may just as well decide on an entirely different basis for the distribution of land. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  15. " Now, to our posts," chuckled Dick, after a rapid distribution of things from the packages brought up from the village. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  16. When the logs were in right distribution, the gates were raised, and the proper head of water floated them down. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  17. The party which was favorable to the distribution of the domain land gained control of affairs. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson
  18. Distribution- United States at large; most common in Central and Western states. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  19. About the division into acts and scenes, he writes: I have preserved the common distribution of the plays into acts, though I believe it to be in almost all the plays void of authority. – Shakespeare in the Theatre by William Poel
  20. Only the milk- white steed will be immediately hitched to a delivery wagon of his worldly goods, for distribution to the poor. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell