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dis·trib·ute

 (dĭ-strĭb′yo͞ot)
v. dis·trib·ut·ed, dis·trib·ut·ing, dis·trib·utes
v.tr.
1. To divide and dispense in portions.
2.
a. To supply (goods) to retailers.
b. To deliver or pass out: distributing handbills on the street.
3.
a. To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter: distribute grass seed over the lawn.
b. To apportion so as to be evenly spread throughout a given area: 180 pounds of muscle that were well distributed over his 6-foot frame.
4. To separate into categories; classify.
5. Logic To use (a term) so as to include all individuals or entities of a given class.
v.intr.
Mathematics To be distributive. If a × (b + c) = a × b + a × c, then × distributes over +.

[Middle English distributen, from Latin distribuere, distribūt- : dis-, apart; see dis- + tribuere, to give; see tribute.]
Synonyms: distribute, apportion, divide, dispense, dole1, deal1, ration
These verbs mean to give out in portions or shares. Distribute is the least specific: The government distributed land to settlers.
Apportion and divide imply giving out portions, often equal, on the basis of a plan or purpose: The funds were apportioned to each school district. The estate will be divided among the heirs.
Dispense stresses the careful determination of portions, often according to measurement or weight: The pharmacist dispensed the medication.
Dole, often followed by out, implies careful, usually sparing measurement of portions. It can refer to the distribution of charity: The city doled out surplus milk to the needy.
Deal implies orderly, equitable distribution, often piece by piece: I dealt five cards to each player.
Ration refers to equitable division in limited portions of scarce, often necessary, items: The government rationed fuel during the war.

distributed

(dɪˈstrɪbjuːtɪd)
adj
spread or divided; not all collected in one place
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
distributive - serving to distribute or allot or disperse
concentrated - gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore"

distributed

adjective scattered, spread, sprinkled, strewn, diffused, littered The cells are distributed throughout the body.
Translations

distributed

[dɪˈstrɪbjuːtɪd] adj (= spread) → réparti(e)
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Arrived at their destination, these were in turn portioned out, and equally distributed among the various houses of each particular district.
The person so employed marks the lapse of time by the number of nuts consumed, which is easily learned by counting the bits of tappa distributed at regular intervals along the string.
And if the power of the state was to be distributed according to the size of the citizens, as they say it is in Ethiopia, or according to their beauty, it would be an oligarchy: for the number of those who are large and beautiful is small.
One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it.
He has been kind enough to give me the following interesting results: Of the ninety shells, no less than forty-seven are unknown elsewhere -- a wonderful fact, considering how widely distributed sea-shells generally are.
Again, Euphorbia, a mundane or widely distributed genus, has here eight species, of which seven are confined to the archipelago, and not one found on any two islands: Acalypha and Borreria, both mundane genera, have respectively six and seven species, none of which have the same species on two islands, with the exception of one Borreria, which does occur on two islands.
Their capital, also, and the manner in which their supplies are distributed at various posts, or forwarded by regular caravans, keep their traders well supplied, and enable them to furnish their goods to the Indians at a cheap rate.
A horse was allotted to each of the six prime hunters, and others were distributed among the voyageurs, a horse for every two, so that they could ride and walk alternately.
The courts decided that Williamson was dead, and his estate was distributed according to law.
About five o'clock, Michel Ardan distributed, under the name of dinner, some pieces of bread and cold meat, which were quickly swallowed without either of them abandoning their scuttle, the glass of which was incessantly encrusted by the condensation of vapor.
There is some advantage in this; because these twin-tubs being so small they fit more readily into the boat, and do not strain it so much; whereas, the American tub, nearly three feet in diameter and of proportionate depth, makes a rather bulky freight for a craft whose planks are but one half-inch in thickness; for the bottom of the whale-boat is like critical ice, which will bear up a considerable distributed weight, but not very much of a concentrated one.
The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible attack at several different points; and his forces being thus distributed in many directions, the numbers we shall have to face at any given point will be proportionately few.

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