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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dividend  \Div"i*dend\,  n.  [L.  dividendum  thing  to  be  divided, 
  neut.  of  the  gerundive  of  dividere:  cf  F.  dividende.] 
  1.  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;  as  the  dividend  of  a  bank,  a 
  railway  corporation,  or  a  bankrupt  estate. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  A  number  or  quantity  which  is  to  be  divided. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dividend 
  n  1:  that  part  of  the  earnings  of  a  corporation  that  is 
  distributed  to  its  shareholders;  usually  paid  quarterly 
  2:  a  number  to  be  divided  by  another  number 
  3:  a  bonus;  something  extra  (especially  a  share  of  a  surplus) 




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