- being or relating to a network of devices, workstations, etc., in different locations connected by means of one or more other networks, allowing each member to carry out some or all of the management and processing of the shared information: As computers began to connect across the internet, the CPU evolved from being specifically a central control system to become a node within a distributed network.
- being or relating to a single database shared across such a network, especially one integrating multiple smaller databases: Back then no one was thinking of distributed databases with hundreds of servers working to keep data consistent across the nodes.
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How to use distributed in a sentence
If Google and other companies looking to integrate remote and distributed teams into their innovation efforts, they need to find a way to upgrade the human element of collaboration—today’s tools and technologies just aren’t going to work.Innovation just isn’t happening over Zoom|matthewheimer|December 17, 2020|Fortune
In all, the remote work curriculum consists of four modules, starting with “remote work best practices” and ending with “culture and values for distributed teams.”Want to know how to WFH better? There’s a class for that|Michal Lev-Ram, writer|September 22, 2020|Fortune
Stacy-Marie Ishmael, 36Editorial director, the Texas TribuneI have had lots of experience both managing and being a part of distributed teams operating on demanding timelines to manage complex work.How this year’s 40 Under 40 are surviving the pandemic|jonathanvanian2015|September 7, 2020|Fortune
Paperback publishers distributed their titles in African-American neighborhoods because it expanded their market base.How Pulp Fiction Saved Literature|Wendy Smith|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even Sony Pictures Classics, who distributed the Before trilogy?Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lunch finally arrives, this time not a sumptuous feast but fish wrapped in a military newspaper distributed on U.S. bases.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While food is distributed to families, children living on the UN base in Bentiu continue to struggle with malnutrition.‘There was no food, no more water lilies’|Crystal Wells|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The people in charge of the convoys distributed the hejab to the besieged women along with the cartons of food.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is more universally distributed over the whole Island, in the cultivated as well as the wild parts.
It is widely distributed geographically, and is one of the most common of intestinal parasites in this country.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
In Guernsey it is pretty generally distributed over the more cultivated parts, but nowhere so numerous as in England.
Some of them are very widely distributed throughout the vegetable kingdom, but others are almost peculiar to individual plants.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
Dividends must be distributed among the stockholders without unjust discrimination.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles