Meaning of DISTRIBUTIVE
Pronunciation:   di'stribyutiv



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [adj] tending to disperse
 [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:  
\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}.
\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, fiftyfifty, half, halfandhalf, halvers, particular, per capita, per head, pro rata, proportional, proportionate, prorated, respective, scattering, several, spreading 
 

