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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

dividend ‎(plural dividends)

  1. (arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another.
    In "42 ÷ 3" the dividend is the 42.
  2. (finance) A pro rata payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterly or annually).
  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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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

dividend c

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

DeclensionEdit

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

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