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Definition of 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.
  2. Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.
  3. That which is distributed.
  4. A resolving a whole into its parts.
  5. The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.
  6. The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the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.

Distribution Quotations

I hope climate science becomes the big thing. And then what I want is electrical engineers to solve the world's energy problems, energy distribution problems. I want mechanical engineers to make better transportation systems. I want chemical engineers to develop better solar panels, and so on.
Bill Nye

Today's leading real-world retailer, Wal-Mart, uses software to power its logistics and distribution capabilities, which it has used to crush its competition.
Marc Andreessen

Just as like the music industry still wishes for the days when it controlled its own production and distribution, the media and marketing world still yearns for the silver bullet of the thirty-second spot on 'Seinfeld,' even as it knows those days are over.
John Battelle

I consider myself an inventor first and an entrepreneur second. In real life, my hero is Thomas Edison. He was a great inventor, but also an outstanding entrepreneur who was able to sell his inventions to the masses. He didn't just develop the light bulb; he invented the entire electric grid and power distribution system.
Aaron Patzer

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.
Edward R. Murrow
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Distribution Translations

distribution in Danish is fordeling
distribution in Dutch is verdeling, uitreiking
distribution in Finnish is vanavesi
distribution in German is Verteilung
distribution in Italian is erogazione
distribution in Norwegian is utdeling, fordeling
distribution in Swedish is spridning, utdelning, utbredning
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