- 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
Related Words for distributionsharing, transportation, circulation, marketing, dissemination, delivery, handling, trading, disposal, transport, placement, diffusion, division, apportionment, assessment, dole, partition, administration, dispersal, propagation
Examples from the Web for distribution
Contemporary Examples of 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
November 30, 2014
In the 20th century, interstate highways provided the distribution networks for big-box retailers like Walmart.Electricity Superhighway
October 16, 2014
Despite Western efforts, distribution of ISIS propaganda is as strong as it has ever been.ISIS Is Winning the Online Jihad Against the West
Ali Fisher, Nico Prucha
October 1, 2014
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
June 8, 2014
It all comes down to MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) and its two forms of distribution: Molly and Ecstasy.Miley, Molly, and Your Teen’s Mind
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
May 13, 2014
Historical Examples of distribution
This minutia of detail is applied to the distribution of a vast bulk of mail.
The sale, or rather the distribution of tickets was kept very private.The Sexual Question
Captain, what has disappeared is the distribution list of our artillery mechanics!A Nest of Spies
The following figures give the distribution of the American crops.Bremen Cotton Exchange
Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
It was after the time of the midday distribution of letters.
- the division of part of a company's profit as a dividend to its shareholders
- the amount paid by dividend in a particular 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).