dispersed spread

dispersed spread
distributed distributed adj. 1. spread from a central location to multiple points or recipients. Opposite of {concentrated}. [Narrower terms: {apportioned, dealt out, doled out, meted out, parceled out}; {diffuse, diffused}; {dispensed}; {dispersed, spread}; {divided, divided up, shared, shared out on the basis of a plan or purpose)}; {encyclical}; {rationed}; {scattered, widespread}; {sparse, thin}; {unfocused, unfocussed}] Also See: {distributive}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. spread among a variety of securities; -- of investments.

Syn: diversified. [WordNet 1.5]

Distributing to the necessity of saints. --Rom. xii. 13. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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