### What is *distributive*?

### What is *distributive*?

- Mathematics Of or relating to a property involving two binary operations, usually multiplication and addition, in which the product of an element with a sum of terms is equal to the sum of the individual products of that element with each term. That is, if a ×(b + c)= a × b + a × c, then the operation indicated by × is distributive over the operation indicated by +.
- Grammar Referring to each individual or entity of a group separately rather than collectively, as every in the sentence Every employee attended the meeting.