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**Distribution** may refer to:

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## [edit] In mathematics, science, and technology

### [edit] In mathematics

- Distribution (mathematics), generalized functions used to formulate solutions of partial differential equations
- Probability distribution, the probability of a particular values or value range of a variable
- Cumulative distribution function, in which the probability of a value is a function of that value

- Frequency distribution, a list of the values recorded in a sample
- outer distribution, in coding theory
- Distribution (differential geometry), a subset of the tangent bundle of a manifold
- Distributed parameter system, systems that have an infinite-dimensional state-space
- Distribution of terms, a situation in which all members of a category are accounted for
- Distributivity, is a property of binary operations that generalises the distributive law from elementary algebra

### [edit] In science

- power distribution]], in color science, the power per unit area per unit wavelength of an illumination
- Trip distribution, part of the four-step transportation forecasting model

### [edit] In technology and computer science

- Electric power distribution, the final stage in the delivery of electricity
- Electronic brakeforce distribution, an automotive technology that varies brake force based on prevailing conditions
- Distributed computing, the coordinated use of physically distributed computers (distributed systems) for tasks or storage
- Software distribution, a bundle of a specific software already compiled and configured
- Linux distribution, one of several distributions built on the Linux kernel

- Distribution (concurrency), the projection operator in a history monoid, a representation of the histories of concurrent computer processes
- Key distribution center, part of a cryptosystem intended to reduce the risks inherent in exchanging keys
- Content distribution, publishing and web design as method to provide information
- Digital distribution, publishing media digitally
- Distribution of elements in the distributed element model of electric circuits
- A specific packaging of an operating system containing components such as the Kernel (computing), a toolchain, utilities and other software. The most common use in this context is for Linux distributions

Blood distribution

## [edit] In economics

- Distribution (economics), distribution of income or output among individuals or factors of production
- Distribution (business), or
*place*, one of the four elements of marketing mix - Distribution of wealth, among members in a society
- Resource distribution, among geographic entities such as states

- Division of property, or
*equitable distribution*, of property between spouses during divorce - Food distribution, methods of transporting food
- Good distribution practice, guidelines for distribution of medicines

## [edit] Other uses

- Film distributor, an agent between a film producer and an exhibitor
- Purse distribution, in a horse race, the distribution of winnings among the highest finishers
- Record distribution, process of shipping and promoting record labels
- Font distribution, the units in which metal type is sold, containing relative proportions of letters appropriate for a given language
- Distribution Select, a Canadian record and video label

## [edit] See also

- Apportionment, means distribution or allotment in proper shares
- Distributor (disambiguation)
- Range (disambiguation)

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