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"distribution" in British English

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distributionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌdɪs.trɪˈbjuː.ʃən/  us   /ˌdɪs.trɪˈbjuː.ʃən/
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 costs
C1 the way in which people or things are spread out in a place: a map showing distribution of global population They aimed to achieve a more equitable distribution of resources/wealth.

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(Definition of distribution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"distribution" in American English

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distributionnoun [U]

 us   /ˌdɪs·trəˈbju·ʃən/
the act of dividing something among people, or spreading or supplying something: The bill would prohibit the sale and distribution of firearms.
Distribution is also the position or arrangement of something in space or time, or among a group of people: a very substantial upward distribution of wealth in society
(Definition of distribution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"distribution" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/
[U] COMMERCE, TRANSPORT the process of transporting products from a manufacturer, storing them, and selling them to different stores and customers: control/handle the distribution We handle the distribution of the product in the US and Mexico. Investment will be used to expand marketing and distribution capabilities. We signed a distribution agreement with a company in Spain. distribution partners/networks
[C or U] FINANCE a payment of dividends or shares to a company's shareholders: Through our Dividend Reinvestment Plan, you can have your distributions reinvested in your account or the same share class in another fund. This is the final distribution for this year.
[C or U] ECONOMICS the way that money is shared or divided up in an economy or society: income distribution an unequal distribution of wealth/resources
(Definition of distribution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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