Definitions for "Distributary"
A tongue of glacier ice that flows away from the main trunk of the glacier. This may result from differential melting changing the gradient of part of a glacier. Southwest-looking photograph of the terminus of Worthington Glacier, showing several small distributaries diverging from the main trunk of the glacier, Chugach National Forest, Chugach Mountains, Alaska.
One of a network of small streams carrying water and sediment from a trunk stream into an ocean.
Any of the numerous stream branches into which a river divides where it reaches its delta.
Keywords:  richter, magnitude
Richter Magnitude
Keywords:  tending
Tending to distribute or be distributed; that distributes; distributive.