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.
- American English – /di-struh-byOO-shuhn/
- British English – /di-stri-byOO-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌdɪstrəˈbjuʃən/
- British English – /dɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/
- Plural: distributions
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- Word origin of “distribution” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- allocation of resources
- division of labor
- economic system
- market economy
- market exchange
- reciprocal exchange
- subsistence economy
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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 June 5, 2023 (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 June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/distribution/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“distribution.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/distribution/>.