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The word distribution has several meanings:
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Mathematics
 In mathematics a distribution is a generalization of a function to be able to model certain systems, inspired by physics, see distribution (mathematics).
Probability theory and statistics
 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.
Economics
 In Economics, it talks about getting a product from the producer to the client. See distribution (economics).
Computer science
 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.
Computing
 With Software, a distribution is something that puts different applications in the same package. See Linux distribution for an example.
Biology
 The study of the distribution of living things on the Earth is called biogeography.
Power system
 In power system, the process of delivering electricity to customer is called Electric power distribution.
