# Definition of Distribution. Meaning of Distribution. Synonyms of Distribution

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## Definition of Distribution

Distribution
Distribution Dis`tri*bu"tion, n. [L. distributio: cf. F. distribution.] 1. The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children. The phenomena of geological distribution are exactly analogous to those of geography. --A. R. Wallace. 2. Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification. 3. That which is distributed. ``Our charitable distributions.' --Atterbury. 4. (Logic) A resolving a whole into its parts. 5. (Print.) The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases. 6. (Steam Engine) The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission. Geographical distribution, the natural arrangements of animals and plants in particular regions or districts. Syn: Apportionments; allotment; dispensation; disposal; dispersion; classification; arrangement.

## Meaning of Distribution from wikipedia

- Distribution may refer to: Look up distribution, distribute, distributor, or distributer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Distribution (mathematics)...
- In statistics, a normal distribution or Gaussian distribution is a type of continuous probability distribution for a real-valued random variable. The general...
- theory and statistics, the exponential distribution or negative exponential distribution is the probability distribution of the time between events in a Poisson...
- In probability theory and statistics, a probability distribution is the mathematical function that gives the probabilities of occurrence of different possible...
- probability theory and statistics, the beta distribution is a family of continuous probability distributions defined on the interval [0, 1] in terms of...
- In probability theory and statistics, the Poisson distribution is a discrete probability distribution that expresses the probability of a given number...
- mechanics and mathematics, a Boltzmann distribution (also called Gibbs distribution) is a probability distribution or probability measure that gives the...
- the gamma distribution is a two-parameter family of continuous probability distributions. The exponential distribution, Erlang distribution, and chi-squared...
- theory and statistics, the binomial distribution with parameters n and p is the discrete probability distribution of the number of successes in a sequence...
- Lorentz distribution (after Hendrik Lorentz), Cauchy–Lorentz distribution, Lorentz(ian) function, or Breit–Wigner distribution. The Cauchy distribution f (...