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distribution

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌdɪs.trɪˈbjuː.ʃən/ us  
C1 the process of giving things out to several people, or spreading or supplying something: Has the Channel Tunnel improved the distribution of goods between the British Isles and mainland Europe? distribution costsSharingSpreading and scattering C1 the way in which people or things are spread out in a place: a map showing distribution of global population We must find a way of achieving a more equitable distribution of resources/wealth.SharingSpreading and scattering
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