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English noun: distribution

1. distribution (cognition) (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

Synonymsstatistical distribution

Broader (hypernym)arrangement, organisation, organization, system

Narrower (hyponym)Bernoulli distribution, binomial distribution, equidistribution, frequency distribution, Gaussian distribution, normal distribution, Poisson distribution, sample, sample distribution, sampling

Domain categorystatistics

2. distribution (attribute) the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume

SamplesWorldwide in distribution.
The distribution of nerve fibers.
In complementary distribution.


Broader (hypernym)spacing, spatial arrangement

Narrower (hyponym)complementary distribution, complementation, diaspora, diffusion, dissemination, innervation, scatter, spread

Antonymscompactness, concentration, denseness, density, tightness

3. distribution (act) the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, assigning, assignment, deal, dispensation, parceling, parcelling, redistribution, revenue sharing, share-out, sharing

4. distribution (act) the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer

Broader (hypernym)commerce, commercialism, mercantilism

Part meronymmarketing

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