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Meaning of DISTRIBUTIVE

Pronunciation:  di'stribyutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  tending to disperse
  2. [adj]  serving to distribute or allot or disperse
 

DISTRIBUTIVE is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: allocable, allocatable, apportionable, decentralising(a), decentralizing(a), diffusing(a), diffusive, dispersive, disseminating, disseminative, permeant, permeating, permeative, pervasive, scattering, separative, spreading, suffusive
 
 Antonyms: collective
 
 See Also: distributed, divided

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*trib"u*tive\, a. [Cf. F. distributif.]
    1. Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in
       portions; dealing to each his proper share. ``Distributive
       justice.'' --Swift.
    
    2. (Logic) Assigning the species of a general term.
    
    3. (Gram.) Expressing separation; denoting a taking singly,
       not collectively; as, a distributive adjective or pronoun,
       such as each, either, every; a distributive numeral, as
       (Latin) bini (two by two).
    
    {Distributive operation} (Math.), any operation which either
       consists of two or more parts, or works upon two or more
       things, and which is such that the result of the total
       operation is the same as the aggregated result of the two
       or more partial operations. Ordinary multiplication is
       distributive, since a [times] (b + c) = ab + ac, and (a +
       b) [times] c = ac + bc.
    
    {Distributive proportion}. (Math.) See {Fellowship}.
    
    
  2. \Dis*trib"u*tive\, n. (Gram.)
    A distributive adjective or pronoun; also, a distributive
    numeral.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: attenuative, diffractional, diffractive, diffusive, dispersive, disseminative, dissipative, distributional, equal, even stephen, fifty-fifty, half, half-and-half, halvers, particular, per capita, per head, pro rata, proportional, proportionate, prorated, respective, scattering, several, spreading
 

 

 

 

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