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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·trib·ute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Distributing.]
 1. To divide among several or many; to deal out; to apportion; to allot.
    She did distribute her goods to all them that were nearest of kindred.   --Judith xvi. 24.
 2. To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice.
 3. To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds, or species; to classify; to assort, as specimens, letters, etc.
 4. Printing (a) To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases. (b) To spread (ink) evenly, as upon a roller or a table.
 5. Logic To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as universal in one premise.
    A term is said to be distributed when it is taken universal, so as to stand for everything it is capable of being applied to.   --Whately.
 Syn: -- To dispense; deal out; apportion; allot; share; assign; divide.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: spread out or scattered about or divided up [ant: concentrated]
      2: (of investments) distributed among a variety of securities