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  1. dis·trib·ute
    IPA[dəˈstribyo͞ot]
  2. verb

    • 1. give shares of (something); deal out:

      information leaflets are being distributed to hotels and guest houses
      Synonym : give out, deal out, hand out/around, issue, dispense, administer, pass around, dole out, dispose of, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, share out, divide out/up, measure out, mete out, parcel out, ration out, divvy up, dish out, circulate, issue, hand out, deliver, convey, transmit
    • 2. supply (goods) to stores and other businesses that sell to consumers:

      the journal is distributed worldwide
    • 3. separate (metal type that has been set up) and return the characters to their separate compartments in a type case.

    • 4. occur throughout an area:

      the birds are mainly distributed in marshes and river valleys
    • 5. spread (a load) over an area:

      the seat is designed to ensure the weight of the passenger is evenly distributed
    • 6. spread (a computer system) over several machines, especially over a network:

      you can distribute the system's output over your home network
    • 7. 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 premises
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: distribute, 3rd person present: distributes, gerund or present participle: distributing, past tense: distributed, past participle: distributed

    • verb

      give a share or a unit of (something) to each of a number of recipients:

      supply (goods) to retailers:

    • adjective

      shared or spread out:

      (of a computer system) spread over several machines, especially over a network:

    • adjective

      shared or spread out:

      (of a computer system) spread over several machines, especially over a network:

    • noun

      a digital system in which records of currency transactions (typically using bitcoin or similar cryptocurrencies) are simultaneously maintained at multiple points throughout a network:
    • noun

      a number of independent computers linked by a network.
    • noun

      a digital system in which records of currency transactions (typically using bitcoin or similar cryptocurrencies) are simultaneously maintained at multiple points throughout a network:
    • noun

      another term for connectionism
    • noun

      another term for connectionism
    • noun

      the intentional paralyzing of a computer network by flooding it with data sent simultaneously from many individual computers:
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