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redistribution

[ ree-dis-truh-byoo-shuhn ]

noun

  1. a distribution performed again or anew.
  2. Economics. the theory, policy, or practice of lessening or reducing inequalities in income through such measures as progressive income taxation and antipoverty programs.


redistribution

/ ˌriːdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən /

noun

  1. the act or instance of distributing or the state or manner of being distributed again
  2. in Canada a periodic revision of the number of seats in the House of Commons, made to reflect changes in population


redistribution

  1. Any process, such as inflation or taxation or the provision of social services, that reallocates household income .


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Other Words From

  • redis·tri·bution·al re·dis·trib·u·to·ry [ree-di-, strib, -y, uh, -tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of redistribution1

First recorded in 1830–40; re- + distribution
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Example Sentences

The process includes coordination of temperature-controlled shipment and delivery of the vaccine, storage in ultracold conditions, redistribution to other health care facilities and scheduling vaccination clinics.

Ultimately, it’s a change in the IRS’ mission toward redistribution, not just raising revenue.

That redistribution combined with weakened viewership is increasing the competition for what inventory is available in the scatter market.

From Digiday

We see over and over again that there is a redistribution of wealth, and it is just upward.

From Ozy

One way to think about it is this pre distribution and redistribution.

Instead, almost every state has featured a redistribution of political power from the rural to the urban.

Most Americans support redistribution to one degree or another.

Redistribution happens because redistributionist politicians have the nasty habit of getting elected.

Now, however, they see it as an attack on the “dignity of work,” and an unjust form of “redistribution.”

He calls for reforms that make finance subservient to industry and for the redistribution of wealth.

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 made a new division of the country into county and borough constituencies.

He must in fact have seen that there is a redistribution of plastic material in each section of bark.

He even went as far as to talk about load redistribution electric control design.

Fifteen small clauses might settle the redistribution, in spite of Mr. Turnbull,—if only Mr. Daubeny would be good-natured.

The system of periodical redistribution had in the meantime fallen into desuetude.

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