Dividend vs Allowance - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between dividend and allowance
is that dividend
is dividend while allowance
is the act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
As a verb allowance is
to put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity.
(arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another.
(finance) A pro rata payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterly or annually).
- In "42 ÷ 3" the dividend is the 42.
* regular dividend, special dividend
* addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total)
* subtraction: (minuend) ? (subtrahend) = (difference)
* multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product)
* division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend
* allowaunce (obsolete)
The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
* Without the king's will or the state's allowance. --
* The censure of the which one must in your allowance overweigh a whole theater of others. --
That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
* I can give the boy a handsome allowance. -- .
Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
* After making the largest allowance for fraud. -- .
(commerce) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
A child's allowance; pocket money.
(minting) A permissible deviation in the fineness and weight of coins, owing to the difficulty in securing exact conformity to the standard prescribed by law.
(obsolete) approval; approbation
- She gives her daughters each an allowance of thirty dollars a month.
(obsolete) license; indulgence
- (John Locke)
* (minting) (l), (l)
To put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity.
- The captain was obliged to allowance his crew.
- Our provisions were allowanced .