un·​dis·​trib·​ut·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈstri-byü-təd 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.

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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 But some supplies appear to be sitting, undistributed, at Puerto Rico's main Port of San Juan -- though CNN has received conflicting information about the number of idle containers. CNN, "Puerto Rico: The latest on hurricane recovery efforts," 28 Sep. 2017 In 1936, Congress passed an undistributed corporate-profits tax. Julian E. Zelizer, The Atlantic, "How America's Vision of Progressive Tax Reform Died," 28 Sep. 2017 A stockpile of donated toys for Los Angeles County’s needy and foster youth remained in a downtown warehouse and went undistributed along with thousands of dollars and free sporting event tickets, an audit has found. Daily News, Orange County Register, "Thousands of toys meant for needy L.A. County children never made it to them. Here’s why.," 9 May 2017 Those that go undistributed will be donated to Denver Public Health to start its program. John Ingold, The Denver Post, "Why Denver health officials hope a simple cardboard box will reduce infant mortality," 24 Feb. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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