a distribution performed again or anew.
Economics. the theory, policy, or practice of lessening or reducing inequalities in income through such measures as progressive income taxation and antipoverty programs.

1830–40; re- + distribution

redistributional, redistributory [ree-di-strib-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective Unabridged
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redistribution (ˌriːdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən)
1.  the act or instance of distributing or the state or manner of being distributed again
2.  in Canada a periodic revision of the number of seats in the House of Commons, made to reflect changes in population

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redistribution definition

Any process, such as inflation or taxation or the provision of social services, that reallocates household income.

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Example sentences
Ie there will still be a redistribution of wealth.
It could have another quake, possibly stimulated by something that didn't break
  in the first one, or by redistribution of stress.
Thus the redistribution of wealth to this special interest group.
The real story is about the redistribution of the poor and how it was managed
  by cities.
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