Denominator vs Dividend - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between denominator and dividend

is that denominator is (arithmetic) the number or expression written below the line in a fraction (thus 2 in ½) while dividend is dividend.

denominator

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (arithmetic) The number or expression written below the line in a fraction (thus 2 in ½).
  • Antonyms

    * numerator

    Derived terms

    * common denominator * lowest common denominator

    Anagrams

    * English abstract nouns ----

    dividend

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another.
  • In "42 ÷ 3" the dividend is the 42.
  • (finance) A pro rata payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterly or annually).
  • Hyponyms

    * regular dividend, special dividend

    See also

    * 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 * numerator ----