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distribution

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdistributiondis‧tri‧bu‧tion /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuːʃən/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun  1 [uncountable] the act of sharing things among a large group of people in a planned waydistribution of the distribution of aid supplies2 [uncountable] when goods are supplied to shops and companies for them to sell a distribution centre3 [countable, uncountable]ARRANGE A GROUP OF THINGS OR PEOPLE the way in which something exists in different amounts in different parts of an area or group population distributiondistribution of the highly unequal distribution of economic power
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distributionThe cost of packaging and distribution ranges from $3 to $4 per videotape.The conference called for a more equitable distribution of wealth and power among nations.If distribution was limited a list of stockists could also be useful.The proposed series of investigations will examine children's understanding of economic need, income distribution and unemployment.This map shows the population distribution of Canada.The holiday is also celebrated with small gifts for children and the distribution of meat to the needy.Of course, the stressed representations do not take account of the distribution of sentence stress in the utterances.The Labour Party comes to the fore when the distribution of resources comes to the top of the agenda.Table 9-1 sketches a picture of income and wealth distribution.distribution ofa law prohibiting the free distribution of cigarettes
From Longman Business Dictionarydistributiondis‧tri‧bu‧tion /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuːʃən/ noun1[uncountable]MARKETINGCOMMERCETRANSPORT the actions involved in making goods available to customers after they have been produced, for example moving, storing, and selling the goodsThe company plans to establish a network of central warehouses to make product distribution more efficient.General Motors Corp’s Canadian sales arm will take over distribution of Saab cars in Canada.2[uncountable]FINANCE when a company’s profits are divided up and given to shareholders in the form of DIVIDENDs or new sharesThe company anticipates that about $1.20 to $1.25 a share will be available for distribution. final distribution3[uncountable]ECONOMICS the way in which wealth is divided among people in a particular economyDuring periods of economic expansion, those who are in the top one-third of the income distribution will always benefit.
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