# distribution

## Definitions

### General Science

• noun the process of giving or sending something out
• noun the act or an instance of spreading over a wide area
• noun the pattern in which something is found in various areas, depending on factors such as climate or altitude

### Accounting

• noun the act of sending goods from the manufacturer to the wholesaler and then to retailers

### Commerce

• noun the act of sharing something among several people

### Computing

• noun the act of sending information out, especially via a network

### Construction

• The movement of heated or conditioned air to desired locations.
• The delivery of electricity over a system from transmission points.
• The placement of concrete from where it is discharged to its final location.

### Electronics

• The result of distribution (1).
• A function describing the frequency with which a variable assumes a given value. It may be expressed as a graph of the number of occurrences versus the possible values. Also called frequency distribution.

### Health Economics

• (written as Distribution)
The record of the frequency of occurrence of particular values of a variable. It is usually described mathematically or graphically (or both). The distribution records all possible numerical values of the variable and how often each value occurs (its frequency). The best-known example of a distribution is the bell-shaped curve (the normal distribution) shown in the figure for the variable y, where is the mean (and also the median).

### Information & Library Science

• noun the delivery of goods or information to people or organisations

### Law

• noun sharing out property in an estate

### Media Studies

• noun the selling and delivery of goods to retailers, such as films to cinemas or magazines to shops
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