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Wordnet 3.0


1. spread out or scattered about or divided up;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

distributed \distributed\ adj. 1. spread from a central location to multiple points or recipients. Opposite of concentrated. [Narrower terms: apportioned, dealt out, doled out, meted out, parceled out; diffuse, diffused; dispensed; dispersed, spread; divided, divided up, shared, shared out on the basis of a plan or purpose); encyclical; rationed; scattered, widespread; sparse, thin; unfocused, unfocussed] Also See: distributive. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. spread among a variety of securities; -- of investments. Syn: diversified. [WordNet 1.5] Distributing to the necessity of saints. --Rom. xii. 13. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; to deal out; to apportion; to allot. [1913 Webster] She did distribute her goods to all them that were nearest of kindred. --Judith xvi. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds, or species; to classify; to assort, as specimens, letters, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. (Printing) (a) To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases. (b) To spread (ink) evenly, as upon a roller or a table. [1913 Webster] 5. (Logic) To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as universal in one premise. [1913 Webster] A term is said to be distributed when it is taken universal, so as to stand for everything it is capable of being applied to. --Whately. Syn: To dispense; deal out; apportion; allot; share; assign; divide. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

distributed adj 1: spread out or scattered about or divided up [ant: concentrated]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "distributed": accessible, affirmed, announced, broadcast, brought to notice, circulated, common knowledge, common property, current, declared, diffuse, diffused, discrete, dispersed, dispread, disseminated, dissipated, in circulation, in print, made public, open, proclaimed, propagated, public, published, reported, scattered, sparse, sporadic, spread, stated, straggling, straggly, strewn, strown, telecast, televised, widespread