1. <software> A software source tree packaged for distribution; but see kit.

2. <messaging> A vague term encompassing mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups (but not BBS fora); any topic-oriented message channel with multiple recipients.

3. <messaging> An information-space domain (usually loosely correlated with geography) to which propagation of a Usenet message is restricted; a much-underused feature.

(01 Jul 2002)

distributionmedical dictionary

1. The specific location or arrangement of continuing or successive objects or events in space or time.

2. The extent of a ramifying structure such as an artery or nerve and its branches.

3. The geographical range of an organism or disease.

4. Probability.

Origin: L. Distributio

(11 Jan 1998)