English noun: distribution
|1.||distribution (cognition) (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence|
|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|
|2.||distribution (attribute) the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume|
|Samples||Worldwide 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|
|Antonyms||compactness, 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|