# Dividend vs Quota - What's the difference?

dividend | quota |

## As nouns the difference between dividend and quota

is that dividend is dividend while quota is a proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.

# 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

* 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 ----

# quota

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.
• A prescribed number or percentage that may serve as, for example, a maximum, a minimum, or a goal.
• * {{quote-news
• , year=2012 , date=May 27 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992) , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The episode’s unwillingness to fully commit to the pathos of the Bart-and-Laura subplot is all the more frustrating considering its laugh quota is more than filled by a rollicking B-story that finds Homer, he of the iron stomach and insatiable appetite, filing a lawsuit against The Frying Dutchman when he’s hauled out of the eatery against his will after consuming all of the restaurant’s shrimp (plus two plastic lobsters).}}
• (business, economics) A restriction on the import of something to a specific quantity.
• #### Synonyms

* (proportional part) allocation, allotment, apportionment, quotum