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Distribution vs. Release

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Distributionnoun

An act of distributing or state of being distributed.

Releasenoun

The event of setting (someone or something) free (e.g. hostages, slaves, prisoners, caged animals, hooked or stuck mechanisms).

Distributionnoun

An apportionment by law (of funds, property).

Releasenoun

(software) The distribution of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product; the distribution can be either public or private.

Distributionnoun

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

Releasenoun

Anything recently released or made available (as for sale).

‘The video store advertised that it had all the latest releases.’;

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Distributionnoun

The frequency of occurrence or extent of existence.

Releasenoun

That which is released, untied or let go.

‘They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.’;

Distributionnoun

Anything distributed; portion; share.

Releasenoun

The giving up of a claim.

Distributionnoun

The result of distributing; arrangement.

Releasenoun

Liberation from pain or suffering.

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Distributionnoun

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

Releasenoun

(biochemistry) The process by which a chemical substance is set free.

Distributionnoun

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

Releasenoun

The act or manner of ending a sound.

Distributionnoun

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

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

Releasenoun

In the block system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations.

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Distributionnoun

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

Releasenoun

A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required.

Distributionnoun

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

Releasenoun

A catch on a motor-starting rheostat, which automatically releases the rheostat arm and so stops the motor in case of a break in the field circuit.

Distributionnoun

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

Releasenoun

The catch on an electromagnetic circuit breaker for a motor, triggered in the event of an overload.

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.

Releaseverb

To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain.

‘He released his grasp on the lever.’;

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.

Releaseverb

To make available to the public.

‘They released the new product later than intended.’;

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.’;

Releaseverb

To free or liberate; to set free.

‘He was released after two years in prison.’;

Distributionnoun

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

Releaseverb

To discharge.

‘They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.’;

Distributionnoun

That which is distributed.

Releaseverb

(telephone) of a call To hang up.

‘If you continue to use abusive language, I will need to release the call.’;

Distributionnoun

A resolving a whole into its parts.

Releaseverb

(legal) To let go, as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right to, as lands or tenements, by conveying to another who has some right or estate in possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in possession; to quit.

Distributionnoun

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

Releaseverb

To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.

‘to release an ordinance’;

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.

Releaseverb

(soccer) To set up; to provide with a goal-scoring opportunity

Distributionnoun

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

Releaseverb

(biochemistry) To set free a chemical substance.

Distributionnoun

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

Releaseverb

(transitive) To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.

Distributionnoun

the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

Releaseverb

To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.

Distributionnoun

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

Releaseverb

To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go.

‘Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.’;

Releaseverb

To relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty.

Releaseverb

To let go, as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right to, as lands or tenements, by conveying to another who has some right or estate in possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in possession; to quit.

Releaseverb

To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance.

‘A sacred vow that none should aye release.’;

Releasenoun

The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage.

Releasenoun

Relief from care, pain, or any burden.

Releasenoun

Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance.

Releasenoun

A giving up or relinquishment of some right or claim; a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim.

Releasenoun

The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape.

Releasenoun

A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required;

Releasenoun

The act or manner of ending a sound.

Releasenoun

In the block-signaling system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations.

Releasenoun

merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film);

‘a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra’;

Releasenoun

the act of liberating someone or something

Releasenoun

a process that liberates or discharges something;

‘there was a sudden release of oxygen’; ‘the release of iodine from the thyroid gland’;

Releasenoun

an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

Releasenoun

the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Releasenoun

euphemistic expressions for death;

‘thousands mourned his passing’;

Releasenoun

a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

Releasenoun

activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion;

‘she had no other outlet for her feelings’; ‘he gave vent to his anger’;

Releasenoun

the act of allowing a fluid to escape

Releasenoun

a formal written statement of relinquishment

Releasenoun

(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

Releaseverb

release, as from one's grip;

‘Let go of the door handle, please!’; ‘relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall’;

Releaseverb

grant freedom to; free from confinement

Releaseverb

let (something) fall or spill a container;

‘turn the flour onto a plate’;

Releaseverb

eliminate (substances) from the body

Releaseverb

prepare and issue for public distribution or sale;

‘publish a magazine or newspaper’;

Releaseverb

generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids;

‘secrete digestive juices’; ‘release a hormone into the blood stream’;

Releaseverb

make (information) available publication;

‘release the list with the names of the prisoners’;

Releaseverb

part with a possession or right;

‘I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest’; ‘resign a claim to the throne’;

Releaseverb

make (assets) available;

‘release the holdings in the dictator's bank account’;

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