Synonyms of distribution
1 deliveryDictionary • He admitted there had been problems with distribution.
delivery • the delivery of goods and resources
transport • Safety rules had been breached during transport of radioactive fuel.
2 sharing • a more equitable distribution of wealth (economics)
division • the division of labour between workers and management
assignment • The state prohibited the assignment of licences to competitors.
allocation • Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
allotment • His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
dispensation • the dispensation of justice
apportionment • the apportionment of resources
3 spreading • There will be a widespread distribution of leaflets.
circulation • measures inhibiting the circulation of useful information
diffusion • the development and diffusion of ideas
propagation • working towards the propagation of true Buddhism
dissemination • the dissemination of scientific ideas
dispersal • the plants' mechanisms of dispersal of their spores
4 spreadDictionary • those who control the distribution of jobs
organization • the internal organization of the department
arrangement • an imaginative flower arrangement
placement • The treatment involves the placement of electrodes in the inner ear.
disposition (archaic) • the disposition of walls and entrances
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allocationThe allocation of something is the decision that it should be given to a particular person or used for a particular purpose.
• Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
allotmentAn allotment of something is a share or amount of it that is given to someone.
• His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
apportionmentWhen you apportion something such as blame, you decide how much of it different people deserve or should be given. (noun)
• the apportionment of resources
Thesaurus for distribution from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of distributing or the state or manner of being distributed