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Definition of Distribute
Distribute Dis*trib"ute, v. i.
To make distribution.
Distributing to the necessity of saints. --Rom. xii.
DistributeDistribute Dis*trib"ute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distributed; p.
pr. & vb. n. Distributing.] [L. distributus, p. p. of
distribuere to divide, distribute; dis- + tribuere to assign,
give, allot. See Tribute.]
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.
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,
(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;
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