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From 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]

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