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dividend

div·i·dend

dividend

 
 
pronunciation:
dI v dend
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pro-rata share of a company's distributed earnings paid to stockholders or insurance policyholders.
 
definition 2: in mathematical division, the number to be divided by the divisor.
definition 3: a pro rata share of proceeds paid to creditors after a declaration of bankruptcy.
definition 4: a bonus or unexpected reward or benefit.
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The word dividend contains the following part:
divid, divis Latin root that means divide