- /dəsˈtrɪbjətə / (say duhs'tribyuhtuh)
1. someone or something that distributes.
2. Commerce someone engaged in the general distribution or marketing of some article or class of goods.
3. Machinery a device in a multicylinder engine which distributes the igniting voltage to the sparking plugs in a definite sequence.
4. a major arterial road, usually a freeway, designed to take traffic quickly from the centre of the city towards the outer suburbs.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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