Distribute

Definition of Distribute

Dis`trib´ute
v. t.1.To divide among several or many; to deal out; to apportion; to allot.
[imp. & p. p. Distributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Distributing.]
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) To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases.
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.
v. i.1.To make distribution.

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