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 The March issue – 4,500 copies – sat undistributed. Christine Fernando, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana high school seniors grieve rites of passage lost to coronavirus," 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, "Kentucky among top 10 states for incidents white supremacist propaganda, report says," 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, "Agnès Varda’s Extraordinary Cinematic Accomplishment," 22 Nov. 2019 The financiers are paid out of undistributed damages. The Economist, "The currency-trading scandal continues to dog the banks," 1 Aug. 2019 The messages show her discussing with him her decision not to investigate trailers of undistributed donations that were found abandoned months after Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "Uncertainty Over Puerto Rico Governor’s Successor Could Lead to More Unrest," 25 July 2019 Any undistributed money from draws will be pooled and shared between all clubs in the group stage in amounts proportionate to their number of wins - win more, earn more. SI.com, "UEFA Reveal Prize Money on Offer for Champions League & Europa League in 2019/20," 11 July 2019 While this is not the first time emergency relief and supplies were left undistributed, the lack of oversight of the water bottles raises questions about the government’s response to hurricanes. Krysia Lenzo, Fox News, "Hurricane Maria victims never received huge stockpile of water bottles, viral photos show," 12 Sep. 2018 The firm holds $820 million in cash outside the U.S., though not all of that is undistributed earnings subject to the repatriation tax. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A.O. Smith's sales rise, but tax reform drags down earnings," 30 Jan. 2018

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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 24 Sep. 2020.

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