In mathematical analysis, distributions are objects that generalize functions. Distributions make it possible to differentiate functions whose derivatives do not exist in the classical sense. In particular, any locally integrable function has a distributional derivative. Distributions are widely used to formulate generalized solutions of partial differential equations. Where a classical solution may not exist or be very difficult to establish, a distribution solution to a differential equation is often much easier. Distributions are also important in physics and engineering where many problems naturally lead to differential equations whose solutions or initial ...

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  1. An act of distributing or state of being distributed.
  2. An apportionment by law (of funds, property).
  3. The process by which goods get to final consumers over a geographical market, including storing, selling, shipping and advertising.
  4. The frequency of occurrence or extent of existence.
  5. Anything distributed; portion; share
  6. The result of distributing; arrangement.
  7. A probability distribution; the set of relative likelihoods that a variable will have a value in a given interval.
  8. A set of bundled software components; distro.
  9. The apportionment of income or wealth in a population.
    The wealth distribution became extremely skewed in the kleptocracy.
  10. The process or result of the sale of securities, especially their placement among investors with long-term investment strategies.

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