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distribution
sending or giving; /ˌdɪstɹəˈbjuːʃən/
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Distribution is sending or giving out things to several people, companies, places, etc.
The distribution of mail was slowed by the snow storm.

factor
/ˈfæk.tə(r)/
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A factor is one of a number of things that causes a result.
countable
The main factor in the success of our program is our group of excellent teachers.

function
noun; event; /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/
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A function is an organised event.
countable
I met Sylvia at a church function last week.

variable
in maths; /ˈver.i.ə.bl̩/
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A variable is something used in mathematics for an unknown or unspecified value.
In "x = 1 + 2 +... n = ((1 + n) × n)÷2", x and n are variables.

function
noun; something or someone's function; /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/
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Something or someone's function is its purpose or its job.
countable & uncountable
The army sometimes performs a policing function.

significant
important; /sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kənt/
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If something is significant, it is important, or large, enough to pay attention to or to believe in.
There was a significant drop in the price of gas today, causing drivers to line up at the pumps to fill up.

approach
noun; how you do sth; /əˈprəʊtʃ/
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An approach is a way of doing something.
countable
He had an innovative approach to solving mechanical problems.

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