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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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An appointment order of distributorship to Yhome Gas Agency was handed over to the proprietor, D.
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.
Even with a 30% interest, ABI could play a substantial role in the day-today operations of the four beer distributorships.
Among the companies that have established distributorships here, Dong Shin of Korea was established in 1967 and began manufacturing injection molding machines two years later.
The decision by the Commission allows A-b InBev to maintain an interest in City Beverage distributorships through an A-B Inbev affiliate, WEDCO.
Golden Eagle of Arkansas, the Little Rock Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship owned by the Bray family since 1967, has not been sold, as we were originally told.
This case is about Corporate greed and how Anheuser-Busch took the Ocala/Gainesville distributorship from this honest, hard-working family.
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.
Anheuser-Busch claims it only told the truth: that the distributorship was not meeting standards and was relabeling and repackaging outdated beer.

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