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distributing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distributing  \Dis*trib"u*ting\,  a. 
  That  distributes;  dealing  out 
 
  {Distributing  past  office},  an  office  where  the  mails  for  a 
  large  district  are  collected  to  be  assorted  according  to 
  their  destination  and  forwarded. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distribute  \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. 
  24. 
 
  2.  To  dispense;  to  administer;  as  to  distribute  justice. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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. 




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