[ mal-dis-truh-byoo-shuh n ]
/ ˌmæl dɪs trəˈbyu ʃən /
bad or unsatisfactory distribution, as of wealth, among a population or members of a group.
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OTHER WORDS FROM maldistributionmal·dis·trib·ut·ed [mal-di-strib-yuh-tid] /ˌmæl dɪˈstrɪb yə tɪd/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for maldistribution
The less the economic waste, due to maldistribution and to other causes, the greater the product of industry will be.The Settlement of Wage Disputes|Herbert Feis
British Dictionary definitions for maldistribution
/ (ˌmældɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən) /
faulty, unequal, or unfair distribution (as of wealth, business, etc)
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