# Dictionary Definition

distribution

### Noun

1 (statistics) an arrangement of values of a
variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of
occurrence [syn: statistical
distribution]

2 the spatial property of being scattered about
over an area or volume [syn: dispersion] [ant: concentration]

3 the act of distributing or spreading or
apportioning

4 the commercial activity of transporting and
selling goods from a producer to a consumer

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

- /ˌdɪstɹəˈbjuːʃən/, /%dIstr\@"bju:S@n/

### Noun

- An act of distributing or state of being distributed.
- An apportionment by law (of funds, property).
- The process by which commodities get to final consumers, including storing, selling, shipping, and advertising.
- The frequency of occurrence or extent of existence.
- Anything distributed; portion; share
- The result of distributing; arrangement.
- The relative arrangements of the elements of a statistical population based on some criterion, as frequency, time, or location

#### Translations

act of distribution or being distributed

- Finnish: levittäminen, levitys, levikki, jako, jakaminen
- German: Distribution, Verbreitung, Austeilung
- Russian: распространение, раздача, распределение

apportionment by law of funds, property

- Finnish: jako
- German: Aufteilung

process by which commodities get to final
consumers

- Finnish: jakelu
- German: Distribution, Absatz

frequency of occurrence or extent of existence

- Finnish: jakauma
- German: Distribution, Verbreitung, Aufteilung

anything distributed; portion; share

- Finnish: osa, osuus
- German: Streuung, Verbreitung, Aufteilung

the result of distributing; arrangement

- Finnish: jakauma
- German: Distribution, Aufteilung
- Russian: распространение

distribution in statistics

- Czech: rozdělení
- Finnish: jakauma
- German: Distribution, Gliederung, Aufteilung
- Russian: распределение
- Swedish: fördelning

- ttbc Dutch: verdeling
- ttbc French: distribution
- ttbc Greek: κατανομή (katanomí)
- ttbc Hebrew: הפצה (hafatza) , חלוקה (khaluqa) (1)
- ttbc Indonesian: distribusi, alokasi, pembagian, penyebaran
- ttbc Italian: distribuzione
- ttbc Japanese: 配布 (はいふ, haifu), 配分 (はいぶん, haibun), 分布 (ぶんぷ, bunpu)
- ttbc Kurdish:
- ttbc Lithuanian: pasiskirstymas
- ttbc Malayalam: വിതരണം (vitharaNam) (1)
- ttbc Old English: brytnung
- ttbc Persian: (tozia)
- ttbc Portuguese: distribuição
- ttbc Slovene: porazdelitev, distribucija
- ttbc Spanish: distribución
- ttbc Swedish: fördelning (2,3,4), distribution (4)
- ttbc Telugu: పంపకము (పంచు, పంచిపెట్టు - క్రియలు)

## French

### Etymology

From Classical distributio.### Pronunciation

### Noun

fr-noun f- distribution
- ...

# Extensive Definition

Distribution may refer to:

## Mathematics / Physics

- Distribution (mathematics), for generalized functions
- Probability distribution
- Frequency distribution
- Cumulative distribution function in statistics
- Distribution function, in physics describes the number of particles per unit volume in phase space.
- Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution
- Distribution (differential geometry), a subbundle of a vector bundle defining the integrability conditions of a set of differential equations.
- Distributed parameter systems, systems that have an infinite-dimensional state-space.

Distribution theory commonly refers to either the
theory of generalized
functions or the theory of probability
distributions.

## Economics

## Computer science

- Distributed computing
- Software distribution
- Distribution (concurrency), the projection operator in a history monoid

## Entertainment

## Other usages

- Complementary distribution, in grammar
- Electricity distribution, in electrical engineering
- Purse distribution, in horse racing
- Distribution (pharmacology)
- Population distribution – how the demographics of a population break down
- Distribution Select, a record label
- Key distribution center
- Trip distribution
- Distribution of terms
- Electronic brakeforce distribution
- Spectral power distribution, in color science

## See also

- Distributor (disambiguation)
- Apportionment
- Range
- Range (biology) the area a species inhabits

distribution in German: Verteilung

distribution in French: Distribution

distribution in Indonesian: Distribusi

distribution in Italian: Distribuzione

distribution in Dutch: Distributie

distribution in Japanese: 分布

distribution in Portuguese: Distribuição

distribution in Sicilian: Distribbuzzioni

distribution in Simple English:
Distribution

distribution in Thai: การกระจายตัว

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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