dividend

Definitions

General English

  • noun a part of a company’s profits shared out among people who own shares in it

Accounting

  • noun a number or quantity that is to be divided by another number or quantity

Computing

Economics

  • noun a part of a company’s profits paid to shareholders. It is usually expressed as an amount per share (2p per share) or as a percentage of the nominal value of the share (5.2 per cent per share).
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