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redistribution

[ree-dis-truh-byoo-shuh n] /ˌri dɪs trəˈbyu ʃən/
noun
1.
a distribution performed again or anew.
2.
Economics. the theory, policy, or practice of lessening or reducing inequalities in income through such measures as progressive income taxation and antipoverty programs.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; re- + distribution
Related forms
redistributional, redistributory
[ree-di-strib-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌri dɪˈstrɪb yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for redistributory

redistribution

/ˌriːdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for redistributory

redistribution

n.

1831, from French redistribution; see re- + distribution.

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redistributory in Culture

redistribution definition


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

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