Meaning of “payout” in the English Dictionary

"payout" in American English

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payoutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeɪˌɑʊt/

an amount of money paid to someone:

The payout was increased from 10 cents to 11 cents a share.

(Definition of “payout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"payout" in Business English

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payoutnoun [ C ]

also pay-out /ˈpeɪaʊt/ uk us

a sum of money that is paid to somebody:

The employees shared a $1m payout after bosses declared record sales.
a lottery payout of 10 million euros

FINANCE money paid by a company to its shareholders as dividends:

an annual payout
a dividend payout

INSURANCE money paid to someone from an insurance agreement:

an insurance payout
average/big/maximum payouts The court case has opened the door for big payouts to homeowners battling insurance companies over hurricane coverage.

(Definition of “payout” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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