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Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to distribute

Third person singular
distribut

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to distribute (third-person singular simple present distribut, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive): To divide something into portions and dispense it.
    He distributed the bread amongst his followers.
  2. (transitive): To supply goods to retail outlets.
    The agency distributes newspapers to local shops.
  3. (transitive): To deliver or pass out something.
    A network of children distributes flyers to every house.
  4. (transitive): To scatter or spread something.
    I raked the soil then distributed grass seed.
  5. (transitive): To apportion (more or less evenly).
    The robot's six legs distributed its weight over a wide area.
  6. (transitive): To classify or separate into categories.
    The database distributed verbs into transitive and intransitive segments.
  7. (intransitive): (mathematics) To be distributive.

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Latin

Etymology

From distribūtus, participle of distribuō (distribute, apportion)

Adverb

distribūtē (comparative distribūtius, superlative distribūtissimē)
  1. orderly, methodically

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References

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

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