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1. The payment of a dividend or capital gain.
2. A company's allocation of income and expenses among its various accounts.
3. Handing out assets to beneficiaries of an estate.
4. The sale of a large amount of stock by a single entity over a period of time rather than all at once, to avoid adversely affecting its market price. opposite of accumulation.

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They were in charge of distribution and needed to get it out there to as many people as we could reach.

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The distribution of wealth in the United States has grown even more uneven in the last years, more so than in the last 200 years of the nation's history.

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Michael had been waiting several months to receive the distribution he was to receive from his Uncle Mel's estate because several accounts had to be settled first.

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1099-R Form general public distribution