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[ US /ˌdɪstɹəbˈjuʃən/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪstɹɪbjˈuːʃən/ ]
  1. the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
  2. (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
  3. the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
    in complementary distribution
    worldwide in distribution
    the distribution of nerve fibers
  4. the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
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How To Use distribution In A Sentence

  • The altitudinal distribution of Earth-surface processes is controlled by all these factors.
  • Chile's top constitutional court blocked a government bid to promote the free distribution of the morning-after pill to minors aged 14 and over, dealing a new setback to President Michelle Bachelet.
  • Civilisation as we know it today can only lead to an increasingly unjust, and inequitable, distribution of power across the globe.
  • Increasing technological application and innovation in manufacturing industries result in more specialisation and distribution of processes on a global scale.
  • Reliable statewide estimates of the specific offense distribution of California's probationers are not available.
  • These parameters are influenced by the plasma clearance, volume of distribution and bioavailability of the drug.
  • Thus, we can use measures of skewness for distributions of expression differences for classified genes to discriminate between models.
  • Protesters have hit out at a company's plans to expand its already huge food distribution depot beside the main road.
  • If the problem is income disparity, then the answer must be income redistribution. Times, Sunday Times
  • The grain distribution system currently has massive over-capacity, meaning any company can handle extra volume if it can sell it.
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