Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in portions; dealing to each his proper share.
- Of, relating to, or involving distribution.
- Serving to distribute.
- Mathematics Of or relating to a rule that the same product results in multiplication when performed on a set of numbers as when performed on members of the set individually. If a × (b + c) = a × b + a × c, then × is distributive over +.
- Grammar Referring to each individual or entity of a group separately rather than collectively, as every in the sentence Every employee attended the meeting.
- A distributive word or term.