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"dividend" in British English

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dividendnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɪv.ɪ.dend/ /-dənd/
(a ​part of) the ​profit of a ​company that is ​paid to the ​people who own shares in it: Dividends will be ​sent to ​shareholders.

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(Definition of dividend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dividend" in American English

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dividendnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɪv·əˌdend, -dənd/
a ​payment by a ​company of a ​part of ​itsprofit to the ​people who own ​shares (= ​units of ​ownership) in the ​company
(Definition of dividend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dividend" in Business English

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dividendnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈdɪvɪdend/
FINANCE part of the ​profit of a ​company that is ​paid to ​shareholders: share/stock dividend You may have ​investmentincome that is ​paidyearly, such as ​share dividends. an ​annual/a ​quarterly dividend a ​gross/​net dividendannounce/declare/propose a dividend In ​connection with this ​sale, the Board ​proposed a ​special dividend of 25.0 ​pencepershare. pay/produce/yield a dividend Shares ​paying high dividends are known as '​incomestocks'.receive/expect a dividend We ​anticipate receiving a ​substantial dividend on our ​holding.omit/pass/suspend a dividend The ​company announced that it would be ​suspending its ​quarterly dividend in ​order to ​reducedebt. This is an ​officialdocument showing the ​amount of dividend that has been ​earned both before and after ​officialdeductions have been made (for ​example for ​tax).
INSURANCE a ​part of the ​profits of a lifeinsurancecompany that is ​paid to ​people who have ​insurance with the ​company: Policy dividends ​allow policyholders to ​participate in the ​financialperformance of the ​lifeinsuranceoperation.
(Definition of dividend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dividend”
in Spanish dividendo…
in Vietnamese cổ tức…
in Malaysian dividen…
in Thai เงินปันผล…
in French dividende…
in German der Gewinnanteil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 红利,股息…
in Turkish kâr payı, hisse, pay…
in Russian дивиденд…
in Indonesian dividen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紅利,股息…
in Polish dywidenda…
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