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maldistribution

[mal-dis-truh-byoo-shuh n] /ˌmæl dɪs trəˈbyu ʃən/
noun
1.
bad or unsatisfactory distribution, as of wealth, among a population or members of a group.
Origin of maldistribution
1890-1895
1890-95; mal- + distribution
Related forms
maldistributed
[mal-di-strib-yuh-tid] /ˌmæl dɪˈstrɪb yə tɪd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The less the economic waste, due to maldistribution and to other causes, the greater the product of industry will be.

British Dictionary definitions for maldistribution

maldistribution

/ˌmældɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/
noun
1.
faulty, unequal, or unfair distribution (as of wealth, business, etc)
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Word Origin and History for maldistribution
n.

also mal-distribution, 1824, from mal- + distribution.

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