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Definition of Distribution

(noun) The act, process, and outcome of dividing up and granting access to resources.

Example of Distribution

  • How tax dollars are distributed to individuals and agencies.

Distribution Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: dis·tri·bu·tion

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /di-struh-byOO-shuhn/
  • British English – /di-stri-byOO-shuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuʃən/
  • British English – /dɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/

Usage Note

  • Plural: distributions

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Distribution

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “distribution.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 18, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/distribution/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

distribution. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/distribution/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “distribution.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 18, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/distribution/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“distribution.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Jul. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/distribution/>.