Definition of distributive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈstrɪbjətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈstrɪbjətɪv//
[usually before noun] (business)
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connected with distribution of goods Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French distributif, -ive or late Latin distributivus, from Latin distribut- ‘divided up’, from the verb distribuere, from dis- ‘apart’ + tribuere ‘assign’.
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