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Furthermore, this population is assumed to possess a particular distribution of characteristics that can be described by the values of different variables

From

Cover of Bias and Causation: Models and Judgment for Valid Comparisons

Note

Every sample is drawn from a distribution. Distribution is characterized by different variables. The values of the distribution have a distribution (distinct or otherwise).

In simple words, distribution is a representation for the probabilities of each of the individual values.