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Meaning of DIVIDEND

Pronunciation:  'divi`dend

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)
  2. [n]  that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
  3. [n]  a number to be divided by another number

DIVIDEND is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: bonus, divvy, earnings, equalizing dividend, extra dividend, incentive, lucre, net, net income, net profit, number, numerator, profit, profits, stock dividend



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Div"i*dend\, n. [L. dividendum thing to be divided,
neut. of the gerundive of dividere: cf. F. dividende.]
1. A sum of money to be divided and distributed; the share of
   a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute
   sum, share, or percentage; -- applied to the profits as
   appropriated among shareholders, and to assets as
   apportioned among creditors; as, the dividend of a bank, a
   railway corporation, or a bankrupt estate.

2. (Math.) A number or quantity which is to be divided.

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