Definitions (3)

1.Commerce: The movement of goods and services from the source through a distribution channel, right up to the final customer, consumer, or user, and the movement of payment in the opposite direction, right up to the original producer or supplier.
2.Securities: Payment of principal, interest, or dividend by the issuer of a security to the security holders, on a regular (typically monthly or quarterly) basis.
3.Statistics: An order or pattern formed by the tendency of a sufficiently large number of observations to group themselves around a central value. The familiar bell-shaped curve is an example of normal distribution in which the largest number of observations are distributed in the center, with progressively fewer observations falling evenly on the either side of the center (average) line. See also frequency distribution, normal distribution, and standard distribution.

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  • You need to try and have an even distribution of work put out to your employees so they all can work the same amount.

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  • I was in charge of distribution and would have to give all the things out to other people, which made me really happy.

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  • You need to have a great distribution team on hand so that your product gets to its customers on time always.

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