redistribute

verb re·dis·trib·ute \ ˌrē-də-ˈstri-ˌbyüt also -byət \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of redistribute

1 : to alter the distribution of : reallocate
2 : to spread to other areas

redistribution

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌdi-strə-ˈbyü-shən\ noun

redistributional

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌdi-strə-ˈbyü-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

redistributive

play \ˌrē-də-ˈstri-byü-tiv, -byə-\ adjective

Examples of redistribute in a Sentence

  1. Unused federal funds will be redistributed to other states.

  2. The government redistributed the land to the settlers.

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First Known Use of redistribute

1611

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REDISTRIBUTE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of redistribute for English Language Learners

  • : to divide (something) among a group in a different way



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