 Distribution

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Distribution may refer to:
In mathematics, science, and technology
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
 Inner distribution and outer distribution, in coding theory
 Distribution (differential geometry), a subset of the tangent bundle of a manifold
 Distributed parameter system, systems that have an infinitedimensional statespace
 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
In science
 Complementary distribution, in linguistics, a relationship between elements found in opposite environments
 Distribution (pharmacology), the transfer of a drug within the body
 Distribution function, in physics, the number of particles per unit volume in phase space
 Population distribution, the geographical area in which a species lives
 Spectral power distribution, in color science, the power per unit area per unit wavelength of an illumination
 Trip distribution, part of the fourstep transportation forecasting model
In technology and computer science
 Electricity 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, in which a program is run on multiple networked computers
 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
 distributed computing, the coordinated use of physically distributed computers.
 A specific packaging of an operating system containing components such as the kernel, a toolchain, utilities and other software. The most common use in this context is for Linux distributions
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
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
 Distribution Select, a Canadian record and video label
See also
 Distributor (disambiguation)
 Apportionment
 Range (disambiguation)
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