[ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
Used in print(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
Not all the observers have used the same procedures or made the same assumptions about the lunar brightness distribution when reducing the data , and this , together with differences in the methods of calibrating the antennae and receivers , must account_for much of the disagreement in the measured radio_brightness temperatures .
In the observations at 4.3 mm ( Coates , 1959 a ) , the diameter of the antenna beam , 6 ' .7 , was small enough to allow resolution of some of the larger features of the lunar surface , and contour diagrams have been made of the lunar brightness distribution at three lunar phases .
The measured brightness temperature is a good approximation to the brightness temperature at the center of the lunar disk because of the narrow antenna beam and because the temperature distribution over the central portion of the moon 's disk is nearly uniform .(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
Two pyrometers shown in figure 1 and 2 ( Pyrometer_Instrument_Co. Model 95 ) served for simultaneous measurement of the anode surface temperature and the temperature distribution along the anode holder .
Thus , the dotted line shown in figure 4 was taken as typical for the temperature distribution for all blowing rates .
[ noun ] the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The jurors said they realize `` a proportionate distribution of these funds might disable this program in our less populous counties '' .("Editorials"...)
West_Berlin morale is low and , in age distribution , the situation is unfavorable .(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)
( D ) Since the shape of the drop conforms_to the force field , it does not appreciably affect the distribution of forces in the fluid .(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
When some thirteen records of newly and recently born individuals are collated , little or no correlation between length and distribution can be detected .(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
The bronchial_artery in its course and distribution differs somewhat from that found in other mammals .
[ noun ] the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
Used in print(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
`` Litigants and witnesses were put to the expense and inconvenience of going long distances to transact business ; public money spent ; justice delayed ; nothing accomplished , and the whole distribution of justice in this county seems to be an absolute farce '' .
[ noun ] (transportation,business) the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Many companies have upgraded their sales manpower and tested new selling , distribution , and promotion techniques to gain a bigger competitive edge .
Moreover , the larger and more aggressive mass distribution outlets and chain_stores have insisted on high_quality - and the customer seems to have caught_on .
Some distribution costs are kept up by competitive pressure , some by the fact that the customers have come to expect certain niceties and flourishes .
There may be possible economies at any one of a number of links in your marketing and distribution chain .