distributive number

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

distributive number (plural distributive numbers)

  1. (grammar) A word that answers "how many times each?" or "how many at a time?"
    "Singly" is a distributive number, while "single" is a multiplier.

Usage notes[edit]

This form of number is almost non-existent in English, but is found in Latin and several of its descendants.

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