n. sum of money to be divided and distributed; share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage
n. a payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically
The company declared a large dividend at the end of the year.
The company raised its quarterly dividend, committed an additional $30 billion to buying back its stock, struck a $3 billion deal to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics and previewed its latest software for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.
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The tendency is here, born of slavery and quickened to renewed life by the crazy imperialism of the day, to regard human beings as among the material resources of a land to be trained with an eye single to future dividends.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context