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distribution: n. 1. A software source tree packaged for
   distribution; but see kit.  2. A vague term encompassing
   mailing lists and USENET newsgroups (but not BBS fora); any
   topic-oriented message channel with multiple recipients.  3. An
   information-space domain (usually loosely correlated with
   geography) to which propagation of a USENET message is restricted;
   a much-underutilized feature.