- the division of the aggregate income of any society among its members, or among the factors of production.
- the system of dispersing goods throughout a community.
Origin of distribution
Examples from the Web for distribution
But Casa Bruja remains the only independent brewer in Panama with a bottling and distribution plan.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the 20th century, interstate highways provided the distribution networks for big-box retailers like Walmart.
Despite Western efforts, distribution of ISIS propaganda is as strong as it has ever been.
He shifts the lens from overall wealth (how big is the pie) to distribution (how big are the pieces).How to Think About Economic Inequality After Thomas Piketty|Jedediah Purdy|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It all comes down to MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) and its two forms of distribution: Molly and Ecstasy.
These conditions must increase the earth's equatorial bulge and thereby cause changes in the distribution of land and water.Climatic Changes|Ellsworth Huntington
When these delicacies had lost their relish—και ἑξ ἑρον ἑντο—the time was come for making a distribution of our personal effects.
Stacked against the outside wall were hundreds of freshly printed newspapers ready for distribution.Swamp Island|Mildred A. Wirt
Shortly afterwards he was implicated in the distribution of seditious literature and exiled from Tuscany for a year.
The distribution of the treasury surplus to the States precipitated the crash.Martin Van Buren|Edward M. Shepard
British Dictionary definitions for distribution
- the division of part of a company's profit as a dividend to its shareholders
- the amount paid by dividend in a particular distribution
Word Origin and History for distribution
mid-14c., from Old French distribution (13c.) and directly from Latin distributionem (nominative distributio) "a division, distribution," noun of action from past participle stem of distribuere "deal out in portions," from dis- "individually" + tribuere "assign, allot" (see tribute).