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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who markets merchandise [syn: distributor, distributer]
2: a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion [syn: allocator, distributor]
3: a company that markets merchandise; "his company is a large distributor of software products"
4: electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence [syn: distributor, distributer, electrical distributor]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1526 1. one that distributes 2. one that markets a commodity; especially wholesaler 3. an apparatus for directing the secondary current from the induction coil to the various spark plugs of an engine in their proper firing order

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person or thing that distributes. 2 an agent who supplies goods. 3 Electr. a device in an internal-combustion engine for passing current to each spark-plug in turn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Distributor Dis*trib"u*tor, n. [L.] One that distributes; a distributer; specif.: (a) A machine for distributing type. (b) An appliance, as a roller, in a printing press, for distributing ink. (c) An apparatus for distributing an electric current, either to various points in rotation, as in some motors, or along two or more lines in parallel, as in a distributing system.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(distributors) A distributor is a company that supplies goods to shops or other businesses. (BUSINESS) ...Spain's largest distributor of petroleum products... N-COUNT: usu with supp

Moby Thesaurus

agent, broker, chandler, connection, dealer, go-between, importer, intermediary, intermedium, jobber, liaison, link, marketer, mediary, mediator, medium, merchandiser, merchant, middleman, monger, regrater, retail dealer, retail merchant, retailer, shopkeeper, storekeeper, tie, trader, tradesman, tradeswoman, trafficker, wholesaler



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