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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.


Synonymsdispersion


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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