from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Mathematics A quantity to be divided.
- noun A share of profits paid to a stockholder or to a policyholder in a mutual insurance society.
- noun A payment pro rata to a creditor of a person adjudged bankrupt.
- noun A share of a surplus; a bonus.
- noun An unexpected gain, benefit, or advantage.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sum to be divided into equal parts, or one to be distributed proportionately.
- noun The share of one of the individuals among whom a sum is so divided; a share or portion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A sum of money to be divided and distributed; the share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage; -- applied to the profits as appropriated among shareholders, and to assets as apportioned among creditors.
- noun (Math.) A number or quantity which is to be divided.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun arithmetic A number or
expressionthat is to be divided by another.
- noun finance A
pro ratapayment of money by a companyto its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterlyor annually).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
- noun a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)
- noun a number to be divided by another number
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Alteration (influenced by French dividende) of Middle English divident, from Latin dīvidēns, dīvident-, present participle of dīvidere, to divide; see divide.]
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From Middle French dividende, from Latin dividendum ("thing to be divided"), future passive participle of divido ("to divide").
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