The variation in the values of a variable.

The type of distribution can be described by the type of variable (e.g., continuous distribution, discrete distribution) or by the way the values were obtained (e.g., experimental distribution, population distribution, sample distribution). Other types of distribution described in this glossary are frequency distribution, sampling distribution, theoretical distribution.

See: continuous distribution, discrete distribution, experimental distribution, frequency distribution, population distribution, sample distribution, sampling distribution, theoretical distribution

Curriculum achievement objectives references
Statistical investigation: Levels 4, 5, 6, (7), (8)
Probability: Levels 4, 5, 6, 7, 8