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 for Distributing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Distributing \Dis*trib"u*ting\, a.
     That distributes; dealing out.
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     Distributing past office, an office where the mails for a
        large district are collected to be assorted according to
        their destination and forwarded.
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From 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.
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              She did distribute her goods to all them that were
              nearest of kindred.                   --Judith xvi.
                                                    24.
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     2. To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice.
        --Shak.
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     3. To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds, or
        species; to classify; to assort, as specimens, letters,
        etc.
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     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.
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     5. (Logic) To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as
        universal in one premise.
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              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.
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