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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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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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Probability Distributions for the Variables Variable Type of Distribution Distribution Distribution Distribution Parameter 1 Parameter 2 Parameter 3 [t.sub.a] t Location-Scale mu: 23.153 sigma: 1.019 nu: 5.239 [t.sub.r] t Location-Scale mu: 23.220 sigma: 1.051 nu: 4.429 [V.sub.a] t Location-Scale mu: 0.127 sigma: 0.047 nu: 3.289 RH Generalized k: -0.408 sigma: 11.305 mu: 48.994 Extreme Value CLO Generalized k: 0.269 sigma: 0.075 mu: 0.774 Extreme Value MET Normal mu:1.414 sigma: 0.290 -
By specializing the values of [a.sub.n], we obtain the following well-known discrete probability distributions.
Caption: Figure 5: Probability distribution characteristic of the elastic modulus under compression.
However, the probability distributions of [d.sub.1L] for selected scenarios and initial scenarios are shown in Fig.
The probability distributions of normal force chains are basically consistent for different f.
where f(x) is the probability density function of D series; F(x) is the probability distribution function of D series; and [alpha], [beta], and [lambda] are scale, shape, and origin parameters, respectively, for D values, which can be obtained using an L-moments approach.
Variation of Space Probability Distribution with respect to the Numbers of Radial Nodes.
Based on the cumulative probability distribution curve of displacement efficiency, the development indexes such as the reservoir producing degree, the degree of recovery, the proportion of the remaining movable oil after water flooding, the ineffective circulation thickness, and the ineffective circulation water volume are evaluated.
We present a software package aimed at simulating photon-number probability distributions of a range of classical and non-classical states of light.
In effect, it is a renormalization that can be applied to any probability distribution to produce a direct representation of the distribution of diversity within that distribution.
Monte Carlo simulation is a method in which we assighn probability distributions to the input variables (critical factors) and, on that basis, we calculate output variables and the probability of their occurence.
Using a scenario analysis based on a probability distribution can help a company frame its possible future values in terms of a likely sales level and worst-case and best-case scenarios.

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