Distribution vs Location - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between distribution and location

is that distribution is distribution while location is a particular point or place in physical space.



Alternative forms



(en noun)
  • An act of distributing or state of being distributed.
  • An apportionment by law (of funds, property).
  • (business, marketing) The process by which goods get to final consumers over a geographical market, including storing, selling, shipping and advertising.
  • The frequency of occurrence or extent of existence.
  • Anything distributed; portion; share.
  • * Atterbury
  • our charitable distributions
  • The result of distributing; arrangement.
  • (mathematics, statistics) A probability distribution; the set of relative likelihoods that a variable will have a value in a given interval.
  • (computing) A set of bundled software components; distro.
  • (economics) The apportionment of income or wealth in a population.
  • The wealth distribution became extremely skewed in the kleptocracy.
  • (finance) The process or result of the sale of securities, especially their placement among investors with long-term investment strategies.
  • The resolution of a whole into its parts.
  • The process of sorting the types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.
  • The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston: admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission.
  • (lb)
  • * 1553', , ''The Arte of Rhetorique'' (1962), book iii, folio 99, page 209 ''s.v.'' “' Di?tribucion ”:
  • It is al?o called a di?tribucion , when we diuide the whole, into ?euerall partes, and ?aie we haue foure poynctes, whereof we purpo?e to ?peake, comp?ehendyng our whole talke within compa??e of the?ame.
  • * 1728', (Ephraim Chambers), '''' I, page 230/2 ''s.v.'' “' Di?tribution ²”:
  • Di?tribution, in Rhetoric, a Kind of De?cription ; or a Figure, whereby an orderly Divi?ion, and Enumeration is made of the principal Qualities of a Subject.

    Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * distributional * distributionism * frequency distribution * income distribution * multidistribution * property distribution * stable distribution * probability distribution * tempered distribution


    * “ Distribution]” on page 534 of § 1 (D, ed. ) of volume III (D–E, 1897) of [[w:Oxford English Dictionary, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles] (1st ed.)



    (en noun)
  • A particular point or place in physical space.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
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  • An act of locating.
  • * 1886 November 12, Joseph Church Helm, opinion, Pelican & Dives Min. Co. ''v.'' Snodgrass'', reprinted in, 1887, , volume 12, page 207 [http://google.com/books?id=1ss-AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA207&dq=location]:
  • The Ontario tunnel was not located in pursuance of the law relating to tunnel-sites. Lewis failed to follow up his discovery of mineral therein with any effort whatever towards completing the statutory location of a mining claim.
  • (South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.
  • * 2011 , Dennis Brutus, Bernth Lindfors, The Dennis Brutus Tapes: Essays at Autobiography (page 188)
  • It is the sounds of apartheid, of the townships, the locations


    * (a place) place

    Derived terms

    * geolocation


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