Mathematics. a number that is to be divided by a divisor.
Law. a sum out of an insolvent estate paid to creditors.
a pro-rata share in an amount to be distributed.
a sum of money paid to shareholders of a corporation out of earnings.
Insurance. (in participating insurance) a distribution to a policyholder of a portion of the premium not needed by the company to pay claims or to meet expenses.
a share of anything divided.
anything received as a bonus, reward, or in addition to or beyond what is expected: Swimming is fun, and gives you the dividend of better health.
- su·per·div·i·dend, noun
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How to use dividend in a sentence
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Since then, all dividend payments have been frozen and Iran receives “no uranium or revenue from the mine.”
In exchange for the cash, Fannie and Freddie issued preferred stock to Treasury that was supposed to pay 10 percent dividend.Remember the $182 Billion AIG Bailout? It Just Wasn’t Generous Enough | Daniel Gross | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fannie Mae in September paid a $10.2 billion dividend and Freddie Mac paid a $4.4 billion dividend.Government Shuts Down and Private Sector Feels the Pain, Too | Daniel Gross | October 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The company also announced Tuesday that it would jack up its quarterly dividend by 26.7 percent, from 30 cents to 38 percent.
Most of that money will be shipped home to the U.S. and passed out to shareholders at extremely favorable dividend taxation rates.
Financial depression had succeeded a time of wild excitement, and the Midland dividend had fallen from seven to two per cent.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
He appeared before the shareholders, offered, if his advice and methods were adopted, to guarantee double the then dividend.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
But a bank can retain a dividend that has been declared to reduce the indebtedness of the owner to the bank for his stock.
One of the most cheerful things a corporation can do is to declare a dividend, especially if it be a large one.
Whether a dividend shall be declared, and also the amount, are questions lying largely within the discretion of the directors.
British Dictionary definitions for dividend
a distribution from the net profits of a company to its shareholders
a pro-rata portion of this distribution received by a shareholder
the share of a cooperative society's surplus allocated at the end of a period to members
insurance a sum of money distributed from a company's net profits to the holders of certain policies
something extra; bonus
a number or quantity to be divided by another number or quantity: Compare divisor
law the proportion of an insolvent estate payable to the creditors
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Scientific definitions for dividend
A number divided by another. In the equation 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 15 is the dividend.
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Cultural definitions for dividend
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