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1 The shares of income received by different sections of the community. The functional distribution of incomes refers to the shares of income derived from the services of labour, land, and capital. The personal income distribution refers to the relative number of personal incomes of different sizes.

2 The process of moving goods and services from producers to final consumers, via a network of wholesalers and retail shops.

3 A function showing the probability of various possible outcomes of a random experiment. See also conditional distribution; cumulative distribution function; joint probability distribution.

Subjects: Economics.


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