Meaning of DISTRIBUTIVE in English


adj. & n.


1. of, concerned with, or produced by distribution.

2 Logic & Gram. (of a pronoun etc.) referring to each individual of a class, not to the class collectively (e.g. each, either).

--n. Gram. a distributive word.


distributively adv.

Etymology: ME f. F distributif -ive or LL distributivus (as DISTRIBUTE)

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