un·​dis·​trib·​ut·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈstri-byü-təd How to pronounce undistributed (audio) also -byə-, British also -ˈdi-stri-ˌbyü- \

Definition of undistributed

: not distributed: such as
a : not dealt out or apportioned undistributed revenue
b logic : not conveying information about every member of the class named In the proposition "some rectangles are squares," both the subject and predicate are undistributed, since no information is given about all squares or all rectangles.

Examples of undistributed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, more than 9 months after it was allocated, $25 billion in rent relief is largely undistributed. Roger Valdez, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Many conservative Democrats wanted to move the party to the right, forcing FDR to abandon his more progressive economic reforms (including the corporate undistributed profits tax, enacted in the face of vociferous business opposition in 1936). Joseph Thorndike, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 The memo, which the FBI said was distributed by e-mail, then mentioned in a group phone call, and finally, distributed on a nationwide law enforcement website went undistributed to top law enforcement officials. Jim Spencer, Star Tribune, 3 Mar. 2021 But taxes, particularly the Revenue Act’s undistributed profits tax, were the trigger. Jay Starkman, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2020 The March issue – 4,500 copies – sat undistributed. Christine Fernando, Indianapolis Star, 8 Apr. 2020 The Anti-Defamation League’s online monitoring of propaganda distribution is distinct from its tracking of white supremacist events and attacks, and that tracking does not include undistributed material such as graffiti, Segal explained. Elana Schor, The Courier-Journal, 12 Feb. 2020 Developments in the United States were forerunners: many of the best international films of the nineties went undistributed here (and remain so). Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2019 The financiers are paid out of undistributed damages. The Economist, 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of undistributed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Undistributed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undistributed. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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