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1‘the distribution of charity’
giving out, dealing out, handing out, handing round, issue, issuing, issuance, dispensation, administering, administration, passing round, doling out
allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assigning, assignment, sharing out, dividing out, dividing up, division, measuring out, meting out, parcelling out, rationing out
2‘the geographical distribution of plants’
dispersal, diffusion, dissemination, scattering, spread
placement, position, location, disposition, arrangement, organization
grouping, classification, assortment
3‘the towns were the centres of food distribution’
supply, supplying, delivery, transport, transportation, conveyance, dispatch, handling, mailing
4‘this approach could involve studying the statistical distribution of the problem’
frequency, probability, prevalence, incidence, commonness, weighting
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