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dividend

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1  —as in:
dividend paid by stock
Definition that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders
  • She buys high-dividend stocks.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Most obviously, educating girls and bringing them into the formal economy will yield economic dividends and help address global poverty.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • It gained them no ground on BoneMan for the moment, but understanding the man would pay dividends soon enough.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • And while the dividends from Apollo continue to be good, the PE ratio would he much better if they weren't involving the company in this boondoggle.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A bit of interest and dividends from investments.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • At least here, the effort is bearing dividends.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Just enough for two shots without any dividends, honey ... Mitch [heavily]: That's — good.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • When I want anything to keep my dividends up, you will discover that my want is a national need.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • Unfortunately VistaBank had ceased paying dividends, and failed, shortly before Mr. Barbour's death.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And now it was paying its dividends.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil

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2  
in math
Definition if 8 divided by 4 = 2, then 8 can be described as the dividend, 4 as the divisor, and 2 as the quotient
  • The divisor cannot be zero.
divisor = if 8 divided by 4 = 2, then 8 can be described as the dividend, 4 as the divisor, and 2 as the quotient
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • As the divisor increases, the quotient decreases.
  • It paid better than Mickey D's, and the humiliation quotient was lower.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • .... gives us the quotient of 625.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • When my mother was nervous, her cheerfulness quotient skyrocketed.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • My cultural sensitivity quotient was going to have to drastically increase if I was going to share a sleeping bag with Lara anytime soon.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Now would be a good time to turn up the wooing quotient.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • "You'll give me double my usual airtime and put my popularity quotient through the roof.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • In those cases, the comfort quotient became a negative number, and doing what came habitually actually detracted from happiness.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Though the barracks contained a high quotient of barbarism, it also preserved our innocence.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline

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