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Distribution Facts for Kids. *Kiddle Encyclopedia.*

The word **distribution** has several meanings:

- In mathematics a distribution is a generalization of a function to be able to model certain systems, inspired by physics, see distribution (mathematics)

- In Probability theory, it refers to the way a certain number of samples can be assigned to different categories, see Frequency distribution
- In Statistics, it refers to the probability that a random variable has a certain value, or falls inside a given interval, see Probability distribution. This is the theoretical counterpart behind frequency distributions.

- In Economics, it talks about getting a product from the producer to the client. see distribution (economics).

- In Computer science, it may refer to the practice of allocating a number of tasks to different machines, scattered over a network. See distributed computing

- With Software, a distribution is something that puts different applications in the same package. see Linux distribution for an example.

- The study of the distribution of living things on the Earth is called biogeography.

- In power system, the process of delivering electricity to customer is called Electric power distribution

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