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dividend

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noun div·i·dend \ˈdi-və-ˌdend, -dənd\

Simple Definition of dividend

  • finance : an amount of a company's profits that the company pays to people who own stock in the company

  • : an advantage or benefit that you get because of something you have done

  • mathematics : a number that is being divided by another number

Full Definition of dividend

  1. 1 :  an individual share of something distributed: as a :  a share in a pro rata distribution (as of profits) to stockholders b :  a share of surplus allocated to a policyholder in a participating insurance policy

  2. 2 a :  a resultant return or reward <our efforts are finally paying dividends> b :  bonus

  3. 3 a :  a number to be divided b :  a sum or fund to be divided and distributed

div·i·dend·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of dividend

  1. Profits are distributed to shareholders as dividends.

  2. <the reward money was an unexpected dividend for our good deed>



Origin of dividend

Middle English divident, from Latin dividendus, gerundive of dividere


First Known Use: 15th century



DIVIDEND Defined for Kids

dividend

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noun div·i·dend \ˈdi-və-ˌdend\

Definition of dividend

  1. 1 :  a number to be divided by another number

  2. 2 :  an amount of a company's profits that is paid to the owners of its stock





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