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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 costs 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.
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