un·​dis·​trib·​ut·​ed ˌən-di-ˈstri-byü-təd How to pronounce undistributed (audio)
 also  -byə-,
 British also  -ˈdi-stri-ˌbyü-
: not distributed: such as
: not dealt out or apportioned
undistributed revenue
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 Distributions made in any calendar year in excess of investment company taxable income and net capital gain are treated as taxable ordinary dividends to the extent of undistributed earnings and profits, and then as a return of capital that reduces the adjusted basis in the shares held. Sacramento Bee, 9 Feb. 2024 As Gabrielle Zevin publicly stated in last year’s ‘Wired’ interview, Brenda Romero’s undistributed board game, ‘Train,’ which Zevin has never played but was aware of, served as one point of inspiration among many for the novel, including books, plays, video games, visual art and locales. Sophia Nguyen, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2023 The 2,075-square-foot suite features a large bedroom with a connected terrace that allows for undistributed views of the ocean from the comfort of the king bed. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, 6 Dec. 2022 The distribution of property treatment does not exceed the sum of the distributees’ allocable share of the undistributed PHC income for the year, computed without regard to section 316(b)(2) or section 562(b). Carrie Brandon Elliott, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 But the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is also preparing to receive up to $100 billion in undistributed shares, sources told the Journal. Warren Buffett, Fortune, 28 June 2022 Whether throwing out undistributed food breaks protocol. Gregory Yeestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 Residential evictions are occurring at the rate of one or two a day in Lake County since enforcement of judgments began a few months ago and at the same time more than half the money allocated for rental relief remains undistributed. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, 23 Dec. 2021 In fact, an Oct. 4 letter from the Treasury Department warned programs that failed to distribute 90% of their funds by Sept. 30 that they could be required to give back up to 10% of their undistributed money. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, 20 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undistributed was in the 15th century

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“Undistributed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undistributed. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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