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Contribution vs. Distribution

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Contributionnoun

Something given or offered that adds to a larger whole.

Distributionnoun

An act of distributing or state of being distributed.

Contributionnoun

An amount of money given toward something.

Distributionnoun

An apportionment by law (of funds, property).

Contributionnoun

The act of contributing.

Distributionnoun

The process by which goods get to final consumers over a geographical market, including storing, selling, shipping and advertising.

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Contributionnoun

The taking part, often with the idea that it has led to (scientific etc.) progress.

Distributionnoun

The frequency of occurrence or extent of existence.

Contributionnoun

The act of contributing.

Distributionnoun

Anything distributed; portion; share.

Contributionnoun

That which is contributed; - either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of individuals.

‘A certain contribution for the poor saints which are at jerusalem.’; ‘Aristotle's actual contributions to the physical sciences.’;

Distributionnoun

The result of distributing; arrangement.

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Contributionnoun

An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country.

‘These sums, . . . and the forced contributions paid by luckless peasants, enabled him to keep his straggling troops together.’;

Distributionnoun

A probability distribution; the set of relative likelihoods that a variable will have a value in a given interval.

Contributionnoun

Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their number for the common benefit.

Distributionnoun

(computing) A set of bundled software components; distro.

Contributionnoun

any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor;

‘I am proud of my contribution to the team's success’; ‘they all did their share of the work’;

Distributionnoun

(economics) The apportionment of income or wealth in a population.

‘The wealth distribution became extremely skewed in the kleptocracy.’;

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Contributionnoun

a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

Distributionnoun

(finance) The process or result of the sale of securities, especially their placement among investors with long-term investment strategies.

Contributionnoun

act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

Distributionnoun

(logic) The resolution of a whole into its parts.

Contributionnoun

an amount of money contributed;

‘he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest’;

Distributionnoun

The process of sorting the types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.

Contributionnoun

a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story

Distributionnoun

(steam engines) 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.

Distributionnoun

(rhetoric) A rhetorical technique in which a subject is divided into multiple cases based on some property or properties, and each case is addressed individually.

Distributionnoun

The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children.

‘The phenomena of geological distribution are exactly analogous to those of geography.’;

Distributionnoun

Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.

Distributionnoun

That which is distributed.

Distributionnoun

A resolving a whole into its parts.

Distributionnoun

The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.

Distributionnoun

The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission.

Distributionnoun

(statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence

Distributionnoun

the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume

Distributionnoun

the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

Distributionnoun

the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer

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