- 1Give shares of (something); deal out: information leaflets are being distributed to hotels and guest housesMore example sentences
- The three villages, though separately ruled, worked together as a unit, sharing and distributing the resources they had at their disposal.
- Usaid pays an aid organization to hire independent staffers, who then travel to the recipient country and distribute aid as they see fit.
- Sharing these views is what made the Internet in the first place; a medium to quickly share and distribute information.
- 1.1Supply (goods) to stores and other businesses that sell to consumers: the journal is distributed worldwideMore example sentences
- The goods were then distributed to major phone retailers, the ministry said.
- The idea was to rationalize and redefine retailing by distributing goods in a cultivated manner: efficiently, honestly, and cleanly.
- The Li & Fung group has focused strongly on China where its privately held IDS Group can now sell and distribute goods in bulk to mainland retailers.
- 1.2 (be distributed) Occur throughout an area: the birds are mainly distributed in marshes and river valleysMore example sentences
- A further 30 species were primarily confined to freshwater riparian areas distributed throughout the park.
- The fat was distributed delicately yet densely throughout the meat, looking almost like snow.
- A climbing fern Lygodium japonicum is classified into the Filicales and is distributed throughout the warm temperate areas in Japan.
- 2 Logic 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 premisesMore example sentences
- Failing to distribute the middle term over at least one of the other terms is the fallacy of undistributed middle.
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- Transferring content from a deteriorating analogue format into a digitally distributable format gives that content a new life.
- If your efforts are freely distributable (under copyright or even public domain), I'd like to hear from you, so I can add them to the system.
- The accounting documents which are available show that there were no distributable reserves.
late Middle English: from Latin distribut- 'divided up', from the verb distribuere, from dis- 'apart' + tribuere 'assign'.