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distribution

n. the act of dividing up the assets of an estate or trust, or paying out profits or assets of a corporation or business according to the ownership percentages. (See: distribute)

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distribution

1 the apportioning of the estate of a deceased intestate among the persons entitled to share in it.
2 after a bankruptcy order has been made, the trustee, having gathered in the bankrupt's estate, must distribute the assets available for distribution in accordance with the prescribed order of payment. All debts proved in the bankruptcy in the same category of priority rank PARI PASSU. See also CORPORATION TAX.
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DISTRIBUTION. By this term is understood the division of an intestate's estate according to law.
     2. The English statute of 22 and 23 Car. II. c. 10, which was itself probably borrowed from the 118th Novel of Justinian, is the foundation of, perhaps, most acts of distribution in the several states. Vide 2 Kent, Com. 342, note; 8 Com. Dig. 522; 11 Vin. Ab. 189, 202; Com. Dig. Administration, H.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In the probabilistic approach, each AF is replaced by a lognormal distribution based on empirical observations to identify, median, standard deviation, and percentiles.
We also conducted additional simulations where the survival times were derived from a lognormal distribution. The estimates of power under alternative configurations of [[mu].sub.k] are given in Table 4.
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In this article, we assume that severity is modeled by lognormal distribution while frequency is modeled by Poisson distribution.
6 shows the generated random numbers and discretization process when the failure model follows Poisson distribution with parameter [lambda]=4, and the restoration model follows a Lognormal distribution with parameters p=1, [delta]=0.2.
For example, the right tail of the '5pt base' distribution is much longer in Figure 8 than in Figures 5, 6, 7, while the accumulation of probability at 1 for the '3pt_base' condition in Figure 8 is due to simulations from the longer right tail of the lognormal distribution.
This holds true for Fisk distribution regarding log- likelihood, BIC and chi-square criteria while lognormal distribution is showing slight improvement on the basis of SAE and SSE criteria.
It is estimated [6], that IRW has the form of lognormal distribution with parameters depending on the age of the person consuming water.
Other reasons for utilizing the lognormal distribution are that it is strictly positive, it can approximate sums of positive random variables, it can represent the relationship between capacity and activity time, and it can represent the ratio between actual and estimated activity time [8].
Neither the normal, lognormal, Weibull, nor gamma distributions provided good fits for the micronized copper group (Anderson-Darling P values < 0.01), although based on the lowest [AIC.sub.c], the lognormal distribution appeared to better describe the distribution.