Distributive vs Distributively - What's the difference?

distributive | distributively |

As an adjective distributive

is relating to distribution.

As a noun distributive

is (grammar) a distributive adjective or pronoun.

As an adverb distributively is

in a distributive manner.




(en adjective)
  • Relating to distribution.
  • Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in portions; dealing a proper share to each.
  • distributive justice
    (Jonathan Swift)
  • (mathematics) A property of functions that have a rule describing how the function can be performed to the individual components of another operation.
  • If function f'' is distributive with respect to function ''g , then f(a, g(b,c)) = g(f(a,b), f(a,c)).
    If the operation \star is distributive with respect to the operation \circ, then a \star (b \circ c) = (a \star b) \circ (a \star c) .
  • (logic) Assigning the species of a general term.
  • (grammar) Expressing separation; denoting a taking singly, not collectively.
  • a distributive adjective or pronoun, such as "each", "either", or "every"
    a distributive numeral, such as Latin "bini" (two by two)

    Derived terms

    * distributive lattice


    (en noun)
  • (grammar) A distributive adjective or pronoun.
  • (math) A distributive numeral.
  • distributively



    (en adverb)
  • In a distributive manner