# Denominator vs Dividend - What's the difference?

denominator | dividend |

## 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).

* numerator

#### Derived terms

* common denominator * lowest common denominator

### Anagrams

* English abstract nouns ----

# dividend

## English

(wikipedia 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 ----