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distributive law

noun
1.
(maths, logic) a theorem asserting that one operator can validly be distributed over another See distribute (sense 7)
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  • This criticism applies even to the proof given by Laplace, which tacitly assumes the distributive law in multiplication.

    William Oughtred Florian Cajori

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