mal·​dis·​tri·​bu·​tion | \ ˌmal-ˌdi-strə-ˈbyü-shən How to pronounce maldistribution (audio) \

Definition of maldistribution

: bad or faulty distribution : undesirable inequality or unevenness of placement or apportionment (as of population, resources, or wealth) over an area or among members of a group

Examples of maldistribution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a September 23 speech, Roosevelt further identified industrial concentration and the maldistribution of income as underlying causes of underconsumption. Bruce Bartlett, The New Republic, 7 May 2021 These trends in income distribution are significant in parsing the racial wealth gap because income distribution directly shapes the maldistribution of wealth across the races. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, 29 June 2020 In reality, the maldistribution of income across the races can supply a good part of the answer to this quandary. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, 29 June 2020 There’d be photo ops galore, and a chance to showcase a practical fix for America’s maldistribution of wealth and income. John Case, The New Republic, 8 July 2019 The Electoral College, gerrymandering, and the maldistribution of senate seats allow the GOP to enjoy political power that’s disproportionate to their voting support. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, 15 Dec. 2018 The real issue: Fixing the maldistribution of health care is important, Nisarg A. Patel writes. Rebecca Onion, Slate Magazine, 10 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of maldistribution

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Maldistribution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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