distributive law

mathematical law stating that the same results are attained whether an expression is calculated as a whole or in parts and then totalled

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  • distributive law — noun see distributive principle * * * distributive law, Mathematics. a law stating that the product of a number x and a sum (y + z) is equal to the sum of the two products xy and xz. Example: 3(4 + 5) = (3 × 4) + (3 × 5) …   Useful english dictionary

  • distributive law — distributyvumo dėsnis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. distribution law; distributive law vok. distributives Gesetz, n; Verteilungsgesetz, n rus. дистрибутивный закон, m; распределительный закон, m pranc. loi de distributivité, f… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • distributive law — One of the laws relating to number operations. In symbols, it is stated: a(b + c) = ab + ac. The monomial factor a is distributed, or separately applied, to each term of the polynomial factor b + c, resulting in the product ab + ac. It can also… …   Universalium

  • Distributive law between monads — In category theory, an abstract branch of mathematics, distributive laws between monads are a way to express abstractly that two algebraic structures distribute one over the other one. Suppose that (S,μS,ηS) and (T,μT,ηT) are two monads on a… …   Wikipedia

  • distributive — adj. Concerned with the sharing and distribution of shares of something among recipients. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • distributive share — n. A share that an heir receives from an intestate estate, or that a partner receives from a dissolved partnership. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Law — /law/, n. 1. Andrew Bonar /bon euhr/, 1858 1923, English statesman, born in Canada: prime minister 1922 23. 2. John, 1671 1729, Scottish financier. 3. William, 1686 1761, English clergyman and devotional writer. * * * I Discipline and profession… …   Universalium

  • Distributive property — In mathematics, and in particular in abstract algebra, distributivity is a property of binary operations that generalizes the distributive law from elementary algebra. For example: 2 × (1 + 3) = (2 × 1) + (2 × 3). In the left hand side of the… …   Wikipedia

  • distributive — distributively, adv. distributiveness, n. /di strib yeuh tiv/, adj. 1. serving to distribute, assign, allot, or divide; characterized by or pertaining to distribution. 2. Gram. referring to the members of a group individually, as the adjectives… …   Universalium

  • distributive — dis•trib•u•tive [[t]dɪˈstrɪb yə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) serving to distribute, assign, or divide; characterized by or pertaining to distribution 2) gram. referring to the members of a group individually, as the adjectives each and every[/ex] 3) pho… …   From formal English to slang

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