## Definition of distributive

**:**of or relating to distribution: such as

**:**dealing a proper share to each of a group

**:**diffusing more or less evenly

**:**referring singly and without exception to the members of a group

*each, either*, and*none*are distributive

**:**being an operation (such as multiplication in

*a(b*+

*c) = ab*+

*ac*) that produces the same result when operating on the whole mathematical expression as when operating on each part and collecting the results

**:**being or relating to a rule or property concerning a distributive operation

- the distributive property of multiplication with respect to addition