- 1[uncountable, countable] the way that something is shared or exists over a particular area or among a particular group of people the unfair distribution of wealth The map shows the distribution of this species across the world. They studied the geographical distribution of the disease.
- 2 [uncountable] the act of giving or delivering something to a number of people the distribution of food and medicines to the flood victims He was arrested on drug distribution charges. Electronic media make the potential for information distribution possible on a scale never before achieved.
- 3[uncountable] (business) the system of transporting and delivering goods distribution costs worldwide distribution systems marketing, sales and distribution
- 4[countable] (mathematics) an arrangement of numbers that shows how frequently each number appears in a set of data
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