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distributed, past tense; distributed, past participle; distributes, 3rd person singular present; distributing, present participle;
  1. Give shares of (something); deal out
    • - information leaflets are being distributed to hotels and guest houses
  2. Supply (goods) to stores and other businesses that sell to consumers
    • - the journal is distributed worldwide
  3. Occur throughout an area
    • - the birds are mainly distributed in marshes and river valleys
  4. Separate (metal type that has been set up) and return the characters to their separate compartments in a type case

  5. Use (a term) to include every individual of the class to which it refers
    • - the middle term must be distributed, at least once, in the premises

  1. administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
  2. spread: distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
  3. make available; "The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia"
  4. give to several people; "The teacher handed out the exams"
  5. circulate: cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty"
  6. circulate: cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
  7. (Distribution (bridge)) The following terms are used in Contract bridge, Duplicate bridge, and Auction bridge. Some of them are also used in Whist, Bid whist, and other trick-taking games.
  8. (Distribution (concurrency)) In mathematics and computer science, a history monoid is a way of representing the histories of concurrently running computer processes as a collection of strings, each string representing the individual history of a process. ...
  9. (Distribution (differential geometry)) In differential geometry, a discipline within mathematics, a distribution is a subset of the tangent bundle of a manifold satisfying certain properties. Distributions are used to build up notions of integrability, and specifically of a foliation of a manifold.
  10. (Distribution (ecology)) In biology, the range or distribution of a species is the geographical area within which that species can be found. Within that range, dispersion is variation in local density.
  11. (Distribution (economics)) Distribution in economics refers to the way total output or income is distributed among individuals or among the factors of production (such as labour, land, and capital). . ...
  12. (Distribution (film)) A film distributor is company which releases a movie to the public either theatrically or for home viewing (DVD, Video-On-Demand, Download, Television etc). ...
  13. To divide into portions and dispense; To supply to retail outlets; To deliver or pass out; To scatter or spread; To apportion (more or less evenly); To classify or separate into categories; To be distributive
  14. (distribution) An act of distributing or state of being distributed; An apportionment by law (of funds, property); The process by which goods get to final consumers over a geographical market, including storing, selling, shipping and advertising; The frequency of occurrence or extent of ...
  15. A distributed operating system manages a group of independent computers and makes them appear to be a single computer. The development of networked computers that could be linked and communicate with each other, gave rise to distributed computing. ...
  16. (Distributed (network architecture)) Refers to an arrangement of networked computers that are capable of working both independently and jointly as required, or the IT infrastructure to enable a global network (of networks), such as GBIF.
  17. (Distributed (solutions)) Software developments that are not executed in one piece of equipment, but in different devices that cooperate executing different tasks and exchanging information with a common aim.
  18. (Distributed) A digital information system dispersed over multiple computers and not centralized at a single location. The World Wide Web is a typical example of a distributed system. ...
  19. (Distributed) After a Treasury auction, there will be many new issues in dealer's hands. As those issues are sold, they are said to be distributed.
  20. (distributed) Running in more than one address space.
  21. (Distribution) This denotes the suit length in a hand by means of four numbers separated by hyphens. For example, 4-3-3-3 tells the reader that the hand has one four-card suit and three three-card suits. ...
  22. (Distribution) A frequency or percentage table showing how a set of respondents is divided into various categories, eg percent who bought 1-5 times, 6-10 times, 11+ times.
  23. (Distribution) A transfer of money or other property made by a corporation to a shareholder in respect of the corporation’s shares.
  24. (Distribution) This component measures how quickly a threat is able to spread.
  25. (Distribution) The process of making goods available to the public usually by means of retail outlets.