adjective Linguistics.
  1. (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 formsun·dis·trib·ut·ed, adjectivewell-dis·trib·ut·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for undistributed

Historical Examples of undistributed

  • 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.


    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.


    Carveth Read

British Dictionary definitions for undistributed


  1. logic (of a term) referring only to some members of the class designated by the term, as doctors in some doctors are overworked
  2. commerce (of a profit) not paid in dividends to the shareholders of a company but retained to help finance its trading
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