1. A distributive adjective or pronoun.
  2. A distributive numeral.


  1. Relating to distribution.
  2. Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in portions; dealing a proper share to each.
    distributive justice
  3. A property of functions that have a rule describing how the function can be performed to the individual components of another operation.
    If function f is distributive with respect to function g, then <math> f(a, g(b,c)) = g(f(a,b), f(a,c))</math>.
    If the operation <math>\star</math> is distributive with respect to the operation <math>\circ</math>, then <math> a \star (b \circ c) = (a \star b) \circ (a \star c) </math>.
  4. Assigning the species of a general term.
  5. Expressing separation; denoting a taking singly, not collectively.
    a distributive adjective or pronoun, such as "each", "either", or "every"
    a distributive numeral, such as Latin "bini" (two by two)

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