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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