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What is the opposite of distributed ? Is it single or combined ? What is a more appropriate word?

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closed as not a real question by tchrist, Kris, TimLymington, Matt E. Эллен, Mahnax Aug 23 '12 at 6:09

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This question would be improved with more context. Can you provide an example of a sentence where you would like to use this word? – Kit Z. Fox Aug 8 '11 at 12:45
-1 for lack of context. For all I know, OP could be asking about disaster relief agencies' stockpiles which have not yet been distributed to the people in need of them. – FumbleFingers Aug 8 '11 at 16:45
The opposite of git is subversion – Matt E. Эллен Aug 8 '11 at 19:28
After 24 hours with no clarification from OP about the context, I'm voting to close as "not constructive". – FumbleFingers Aug 9 '11 at 21:15

In the context of databases and software applications in general, the antonym of distributed is centralized.

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I agree - this is a better (or at least, more generically applicable) answer than mine – SteveM Aug 8 '11 at 14:10
I have to disagree here. In CS terms, Distributed is generally used to mean across > 1 machines or files. Centralized is used to mean within the same organization, building or locality (Decentralized being opposite). As you can see here, a system (software, DB, hardware, etc) can be distributed and centralized at the same time. Source: I'm a CS Graduate that studied distributed systems for my Masters Thesis. – Joshua Kissoon Sep 8 '15 at 14:41

Probably depends on the precise situation, but for written technical use I would go with "co-located". "Distributed" implies different things in different locations, where "co-located" implies different things in the same location. Both of your suggestions actually suggest only a single thing (in one way or another)

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Or perhaps an appropriate word is "localized."

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Concentrated is an antonym for 'distributed' from its connotation of 'spread out'.

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