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redistribution

[ree-dis-truh-byoo-shuh n]
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.
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Origin of redistribution

First recorded in 1830–40; re- + distribution
Related formsre·dis·tri·bu·tion·al, re·dis·trib·u·to·ry [ree-di-strib-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌri dɪˈstrɪb yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for redistributional

redistribution

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
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Word Origin and History for redistributional

redistribution

n.

1831, from French redistribution; see re- + distribution.

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redistributional in Culture

redistribution

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

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