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1. The act or an instance of paying out.
2. A percentage of corporate earnings that is paid as dividends to shareholders.
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1. an act or instance of paying or disbursing.
2. money paid or disbursed, as a dividend or winning.
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[ˈpeɪaʊt] Npago m; (= share-out) → reparto m; (in competition) → premio m en metálico; (from insurance) → indemnización f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


pay-out [ˈpeɪaʊt] n
(to winner)prix m
(to policy-holder)indemnisation fpay packet n (British) (= wages) → paie fpayphone pay phone [ˈpeɪfəʊn] ntéléphone m publicpay raise n (US)augmentation f de salairepay rise n (British)augmentation f de salaire
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"Although, to an extent, each payout needs to be judged by its merits there have been examples of enormous waste over recent years."
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 12 (NewsVoir): Bangalore based payments technology company Cashfree, launches Cashgram, a smart payout system for one time payments, like Cash on Delivery refunds in e-commerce.
Total [Payout.sub.i] is an indicator for individual i receiving a payout or indicators for varying levels of payouts.
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PSO posted an EPS of Rs40.56/share and an interim cash payout of Rs10/per share.
'We have disbursed the RM130 per person to a total 130,398 senior citizens while the rest is yet to collect the payout,' he told a press conference in Komtar today.