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.
Distributing to the necessity of saints. --Rom.