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(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Beam calculations) A load that is spread over a significant portion of the beam is said to be a distributed load. The amount of weight spread over each metre is called the weight density or weight distribution. The weight of the beam itself is usually distributed uniformally over its entire length, whereas the weight of a train is more densely distributed near the engine than over the carriages...

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(dis″trĭ-bu´shәn) the extent of a ramifying structure such as an artery or nerve and its branches. the geographical range of an organism or disease. frequency distribution in statistics, a mathematical function that describes the distribution of measurements...

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(from the article `marketing`) Place, or where the product is made available, is the third element of the marketing mix and is most commonly referred to as distribution. When a ... ...on only one job, the resulting problem is one of assignment. If resources are divisible, and if both jobs and resources are expressed in units on ... F...

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(from the article `therapeutics`) Study of the factors that influence the movement of drugs throughout the body is called pharmacokinetics, which includes the absorption, ... The bloodstream carries drugs from the site of absorption to the target site and also to sites of metabolism or excretion, such as the liver, ... [2 related art...

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(L. distributio) 1. the specific location or arrangement of continuing or successive objects or events in space or time. 2. the extent of a ramifying structure such as an artery or nerve and its branches. 3. the geographical range of an organism or disease. 4. probability.

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*n]* - an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence 2. [n] - the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume 3. [n] - the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer 4. [n] - the act of distributing or spreading or ...

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• (n.) The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children. • (n.) Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification. • (n.) That which is distributed. • (n.) The ...

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statistical distribution *noun* (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

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*(statistics)* In statistics, the pattern of frequency for a set of data. This pattern can be displayed as a frequency diagram

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*[business]* Product distribution (or place) is one of the four elements of the marketing mix. Distribution is the process of making a product or service available for use or consumption by a consumer or business user, using direct means, or using indirect means with intermediaries. The other three parts of the marketing mix are product, pric...

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*[differential geometry]* In differential geometry, a discipline within mathematics, a distribution is a subset of the tangent bundle of a manifold satisfying certain properties. Distributions are used to build up notions of integrability, and specifically of a foliation of a manifold. Even though they share the same name, distributions we di...

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*[economics]* Distribution in economics refers to the way total output, income, or wealth is distributed among individuals or among the factors of production (such as labour, land, and capital). In general theory and the national income and product accounts, each unit of output corresponds to a unit of income. One use of national accounts is ...

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*[mathematics]* Distributions (or generalized functions) are objects that generalize the classical notion of functions in mathematical analysis. Distributions make it possible to differentiate functions whose derivatives do not exist in the classical sense. In particular, any locally integrable function has a distributional derivative. Distri...

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*[Noun]* The action of sending or giving things out.

Example: The tutor distributed the books at the end of the class.

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*[number theory]* In algebra and number theory, a distribution is a function on a system of finite sets into an abelian group which is analogous to an integral: it is thus the algebraic analogue of a distribution in the sense of generalised function. We shall call these ordinary distributions. They also occur in p-adic integration theory in I...

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*[pharmacology]* Distribution in pharmacology is a branch of pharmacokinetics which describes the reversible transfer of drug from one location to another within the body. Once a drug enters into systemic circulation by absorption or direct administration, it must be distributed into interstitial and intracellular fluids. Each organ or tissue...

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**Dis`tri·bu'tion** * noun* [ Latin

* distributio* : confer French

* distribution* .]

** 1.** The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the

* distribution* of an estate among heirs or children. « The phenomena of ...

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1. The productive activity of getting produced goods from the factory into the hands of consumers. 2. The amounts of income or wealth in the hands of different portions of a population.

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1. The specific location or arrangement of continuing or successive objects or events in space or time. ... 2. The extent of a ramifying structure such as an artery or nerve and its branches. ... 3. The geographical range of an organism or disease. ... 4. Probability. ... Origin: L. Distributio ... (11 Jan 1998) ...

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A chain of delivery from a manufacturer to a store.

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A distribution is money a mutual fund pays its shareholders either from the dividends or interest it

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A graph plotting probability against values. There are some typical shapes: normal, uniform, exponential. The normal distribution (bell-shaped) is the most common. See also Normal distribution, population distribution, null distribution.

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A probability function which describes the relative frequency of occurrence of data values when sampled from a population. Distributions are either continuous, typically used for variables which can be measured, or discrete, typically used for data that are the result of counts.

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A syndicate consisting of a number of brokerage firms or investment bankers that work together to se

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