# Distribution

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

- In functional analysis: the same as a generalized function.
- In probability and statistics: the way to describe probability of random variables taking certain values, see Distribution function; Distribution law; Distribution, type of.
- In differential geometry and topology: Distribution of tangent subspaces.

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