distributed
adjective Date: 1968 1. characterized by a statistical distribution of a particular kind <
a normally distributed random variable
>
2. of, relating to, or being a computer network in which at least some of the processing is done by the individual workstations and information is shared by and often stored at the workstations

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • distributed — dis|trib|ut|ed [ dı strıbjətəd ] adjective * 1. ) spread or shared in a particular way: randomly distributed data Red squirrels are widely distributed throughout the woodlands. 2. ) COMPUTING a distributed computer system involves the use of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • distributed — [[t]dɪstrɪ̱bjuːtɪd[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ prep/adv, adv ADJ If things are distributed throughout an area, object, or group, they exist throughout it. These cells are widely distributed throughout the body... Galactic surveys show that distant… …   English dictionary

  • distributed */ — UK [dɪˈstrɪbjʊtɪd] / US [dɪˈstrɪbjətəd] adjective 1) spread or shared in a particular way randomly distributed data Red squirrels are widely distributed throughout the woodlands. 2) computing a distributed computer system involves the use of… …   English dictionary

  • Distributed — Distribute Dis*trib ute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distributed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distributing}.] [L. distributus, p. p. of distribuere to divide, distribute; dis + tribuere to assign, give, allot. See {Tribute}.] 1. To divide among several or many;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distributed — In traditional logic a term is distributed in an occurrence if it covers all the members of the class that it denotes. But appearances can be deceptive: ‘men’ is not distributed in ‘not all men are retired’. The test is that adding a… …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • distributed — /di strib yoo tid/, adj. Ling. (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. [DISTRIBUTE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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