dividend

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French dividende, from Latin dividendum (thing to be divided), future passive participle of divido (to divide).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪvɪdɛnd/
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NounEdit

dividend (plural dividends)

  1. (finance) A cash payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterly or annually).
  2. (arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another.
    In "42 ÷ 3" the dividend is the 42.
  3. (figuratively) Beneficial results from a metaphorical investment (of time, effort, etc.)
    His 10,000 hours of practice and recitals eventually paid dividends when he become first-chair violinist.
    • 2012, Cameron Haley, Retribution:
      That blood and pain paid a dividend, too, even when the subject wasn't a sorcerer.
    • 2014, Bobby Adair, Slow Burn: Dead Fire, Book 4::
      The money I'd spent on getting scuba certified was about to pay a dividend. My half-baked escape plan came together.
    • 2016, Christina Stead, The Beauties and Furies, page 163:
      'Why not: you, Elvira, will shortly pay a dividend, that is, have a child.'

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dividend (third-person singular simple present dividends, present participle dividending, simple past and past participle dividended)

  1. To pay out a dividend.
    • 1997, Shareholder Rights, Oppression and Good Faith (page 40)
      He held instead that the words "sell or otherwise dispose of" in Clause 2 of the Shareholders' Agreement prevented the dividending of the shares in Hawker Holdings to the shareholders of Hawker Siddeley []
    • 2007, Kevin K. Boeh, ‎Paul W. Beamish, Mergers and Acquisitions: Text and Cases (page 324)
      Therefore, $125 million of 1983 Preferred Shares (Blue Jay) would be tendered for retirement with $135 million of the $370 million dividended up to Blue Jay.

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Other terms used in arithmetic operations:

Advanced hyperoperations: tetration, pentation, hexation


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dividend m (plural dividends)

  1. (arithmetic) dividend
  2. (finance) dividend

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French dividende.

NounEdit

dividend n (plural dividende)

  1. dividend

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dividend c

  1. (arithmetic) dividend
  2. (finance, Finland) dividend

DeclensionEdit

Declension of dividend 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dividend dividenden dividender dividenderna
Genitive dividends dividendens dividenders dividendernas

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