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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.

(2): ( n.) The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the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

(3): ( n.) The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.

(4): ( n.) 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.

(5): ( n.) That which is distributed.

(6): ( n.) A resolving a whole into its parts.

King James Dictionary [2]

Distribution, n. L.

1. The act of dividing among a number a dealing in parts or portions as the distribution of an estate among heirs or children. 2. The act of giving in charity a bestowing in parts. 3. Dispensation administration to numbers a rendering to individuals as the distribution of justice. 4. The act of separating into distinct parts or classes as the distribution of plants into genera and species. 5. In architecture, the dividing and disposing of the several parts of the building, according to some plan, or to the rules of the art. 6. In rhetoric, a division and enumeration of the several qualities of a subject. 7. In general, the division and disposition of the parts of any thing. 8. In printing, the taking a form apart the separating of the types, and placing each letter in its proper cell in the cases.