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 for Geographical distribution
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Geographic \Ge`o*graph"ic\, Geographical \Ge`o*graph"ic*al\, a.
     [L. geographicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. g['e]ographique.]
     Of or pertaining to geography.
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     Geographical distribution. See under Distribution.
     Geographic latitude (of a place), the angle included
        between a line perpendicular or normal to the level
        surface of water at rest at the place, and the plane of
        the equator; differing slightly from the geocentric
        latitude by reason of the difference between the earth's
        figure and a true sphere.
     Geographical mile. See under Mile.
     Geographical variation, any variation of a species which is
        dependent on climate or other geographical conditions.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Distribution \Dis`tri*bu"tion\, n. [L. distributio: cf. F.
     1. The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing
        or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as,
        the distribution of an estate among heirs or children.
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              The phenomena of geological distribution are exactly
              analogous to those of geography.      --A. R.
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     2. Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything
        into parts; disposition; classification.
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     3. That which is distributed. "Our charitable distributions."
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     4. (Logic) A resolving a whole into its parts.
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     5. (Print.) The sorting of types and placing them in their
        proper boxes in the cases.
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     6. (Steam Engine) The steps or operations by which steam is
        supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke
        of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting
        off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam
        prior to the next admission.
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     Geographical distribution, the natural arrangements of
        animals and plants in particular regions or districts.
     Syn: Apportionments; allotment; dispensation; disposal;
          dispersion; classification; arrangement.
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