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noun distribution pronunciation in American English /ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuʃ(ə)n/ 
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singulardistribution
pluraldistributions

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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of giving something such as food, clothes, or money to a group of people, especially so that each person gets an equal share
    distribution of:

    The Red Cross organized the distribution of food and clothing in the disaster area.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the way in which an available supply of something such as money is shared among people or spread over an area
    distribution of:

    Brazil has a very unequal distribution of wealth.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the process of supplying goods from one central place to stores
    distribution of:

    plans for the marketing and distribution of the new software

  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] the process of spreading something over an area or the way in which it is spread
    distribution of:

    Bees are largely responsible for the distribution of pollen.

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