- noun the UK term for the payment to investors of the income generated by a collective investment, less management charges, tax and expenses. It is distributed in proportion to the number of units or shares held by each investor.
- noun the way in which the national income is distributed among the various classes and occupations in a country
- noun the way in which income is distributed between various individuals or firms who receive it
- (written as Income Distribution)The way in which total income is divided amongst the households in an economy. Usually measured in terms of greater or lesser equality by a statistic such as the Gini coefficient.