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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Definitions for yielding

  1. not resisting; compliant
  2. not stiff or rigid; easily bent or shaped
  3. giving the amount of crops, profits, etc.

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Citations for yielding
While he forecasts that lower yielding stocks are likely to bounce more when the markets recover, he says the emphasis on dividends is part of a longer-term trend driven by four key factors. Annette Sampson, The Sydney Morning Herald
In fact, on June 29, 2006 - the day the Federal Reserve Board last voted to raise short-term interest rates - the yield on 10-year Treasury notes stood at 5.20 percent. Today, new 10-year notes are yielding less, at 5.02 percent. Paul J. Lim, New York Times
Origin of yielding
1300-1350
by 1340 from yield, Old English geldan/gieldan "to pay," from Proto Germanic *geldanan "pay," perhaps from Proto Indo-European *ghel-to- "I pay," found only in Balto-Slavic and Germanic. Yielding in sense of "giving up" is c 1425 and "giving way" is by 1588.