noun Etymology: Middle English divident, from Latin dividendus, gerundive of dividere Date: 15th century 1. an individual share of something distributed: as a. a share in a pro rata distribution (as of profits) to stockholders b. a share of surplus allocated to a policyholder in a participating insurance policy 2. a. a resultant return or reward <
our efforts are finally paying dividends
b. bonus 3. a. a number to be divided b. a sum or fund to be divided and distributed • dividendless adjective

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