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      supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke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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