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, distributer
1. Commerce a wholesaler or middleman engaged in the distribution of a category of goods, esp to retailers in a specific area
2. the device in a petrol engine that distributes the high-tension voltage to the sparking plugs in the sequence of the firing order



a device in the ignition system of a carburetor-type internal-combustion engine that is designed to transmit high-voltage electric current to the spark plugs.

A distributor consists of a low-voltage current interrupter and a high-voltage current distributor, which are driven by an engine camshaft. The interrupter opens the primary circuit of the ignition coil at a specific moment, thereby causing induction of a high-voltage current in the secondary winding. The high-voltage current is fed through the distributor, which consists of a current-carrying rotor and a cover with electrical contacts, to the spark plugs of the appropriate cylinders. Regulating devices on the distributor automatically vary the timing of the spark advance according to the mode of operation of the engine. (See alsoIGNITION.)


Any device which allocates a telegraph line to each of a number of channels, or to each row of holes on a punched tape, in succession.
A rotary switch that directs the high-voltage ignition current in the proper firing sequence to the various cylinders of an internal combustion engine.
The electronic circuitry which acts as an intermediate link between the accumulator and drum storage.
A device for delivering an exact amount of fuel at the exact time at which it is required.
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The purpose of the association is to provide an industry recognized set of standards for surgeon owned distributorships and to grant membership to distributorships that are fully compliant.
Specifically, AC Industrials holds distributorship interests such as the 13 percent stake in Honda Cars Philippines Inc.
iii) Educational qualification for all types of distributorships has been made uniform and it will be 10th standard.
all brewers, in-state and out-of-state, manufacturing beer above the craft brewers limit may not self-distribute or own a distributorship in Illinois").
The surgeons' patient visits and surgical case data were collected for the past five years, including surgical cases where the surgeon used implants from the distributorship.
This despite an Illinois law enacted in June 2011, which prohibits brewers from owning beer distributorships in the state.
Grant Bray inherited the distributorship from his late father, Bill Bray, who had become partners with the original owner, Jack Pickens, back in 1967.
For further product information, joint venture opportunities, distributorship program information, or program applications, please go to PDSC's website www.
In this direction, after an elaborate and comprehensive review of the existing distributorship selection policies, a new set of Guidelines have been finalised with the objective of strengthening LPG supply chain with focus on rural areas and creating job opportunities through supply chain system.
has signed a distributorship agreement with Ise Blu Equity Corp.
The ILCC noted that "The Commission ruled in 2010 that under Illinois law A-B couldn't own a distributorship.
On October 2, 2006, GVI entered into a Distributorship Agreement with Samsung Electronics Co.

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