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[dih-strib-yoo-tid] /dɪˈstrɪb yʊ tɪd/
adjective, Linguistics.
(in distinctive feature analysis) characterized by relatively extensive contact or constriction between the articulating organs, as the (sh) in show in contrast to the (s) in so.
Origin of distributed
Related forms
undistributed, adjective
well-distributed, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for undistributed
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  • That an extreme, if undistributed in a Premise, may not be distributed in the Conclusion.

    The Art of Logical Thinking William Walker Atkinson
  • The minor term, therefore, is undistributed, and the conclusion must be particular.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • The undistributed outside lands to be disposed of comprised eighty-four hundred acres.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock
  • As a matter of mere convenience, the percentages for age 21 are made to include also the undistributed pupils in Table V.

    The High School Failures Francis P. Obrien
  • For, if not, the minor premise being affirmative, the middle term will be undistributed.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • You have committed the fallacy of the undistributed middle term, if you care to know the proper name for it.

    Mr. Isaacs F. Marion Crawford
  • In the proposition, Some men are mortal, both the predicate and the subject are undistributed.

  • Nellie was eating chocolate, undistributed remains of the night's benevolence.

  • Moreover, not till a man's work is translated can we uncover all the unconscious cases of "undistributed middle."

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4 Plotinos (Plotinus)
British Dictionary definitions for undistributed


(logic) (of a term) referring only to some members of the class designated by the term, as doctors in some doctors are overworked
(commerce) (of a profit) not paid in dividends to the shareholders of a company but retained to help finance its trading
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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