HyperDic: distribution

English > 4 senses of the word distribution:
NOUNcognitiondistribution, statistical distribution(statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
attributedistribution, dispersionthe spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
actdistributionthe act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
actdistributionthe commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
distribution > pronunciation
Soundsdih.strahbyuw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > distribution: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence.
Synonymstatistical distribution
CategorystatisticsA branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
NarrowerPoisson distributionA theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large
binomial distribution, Bernoulli distributionA theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success
equidistributionA flat distribution having equal frequencies of occurrence
frequency distributionA distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of a variable
normal distribution, Gaussian distributionA theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance
sample distribution, sample, samplingitems selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
Broaderarrangement, organization, organisation, systemAn organized structure for arranging or classifying
English > distribution: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume.
Examples
  • "worldwide in distribution"
  • "the distribution of nerve fibers"
  • "in complementary distribution"
Synonymdispersion
Narrowercomplementary distribution, complementation(linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts
diasporaThe dispersion or spreading of something that was originally / originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
dissemination, diffusionThe property of being diffused or dispersed
innervationThe distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region
scatter, spreadA haphazard distribution in all directions
Broaderspacing, spatial arrangementThe property possessed by an array of things that have space between them
Oppositeconcentration, density, denseness, tightness, compactnessThe spatial property of being crowded together
Spanishdispersión, distribución, ubicación
Catalanubicació
Adjectivesdistributionalof or relating to spatial distribution
English > distribution: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of distributing or spreading or apportioning.
Narrowerallotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignationThe act of distributing by allotting / allotting or apportioning
assignment, assigningThe act of distributing something to designated / designated places or persons
dealThe act of distributing playing cards
dispensationThe act of dispensing / dispensing (giving out in portions)
redistributionDistributing again
revenue sharingDistribution of part of the federal tax income to states and municipalities
sharing, share-outA distribution in shares
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishdispersión, distribución
Catalandispersió, distribució
Verbsdistributedistribute or disperse widely
distributeadminister or bestow, as in small portions
English > distribution: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer.
Part ofmarketingThe commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service
Broadercommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Spanishdistribución
Catalandistribució
Verbsdistributemake available

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