Define: Yield

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Definition: Yield

Quick Summary of Yield

The annual income provided by an investment.

What is the dictionary definition of Yield?

Dictionary Definition

  1. obsolete Payment; tribute.
  2. A product; the quantity of something produced.
  3. law The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.
  • The income from an investment expressed in various ways.
  • The nominal yield of a fixed-interest security is the interest it pays; expressed as a % of its par value.
  • The current yield (interest yield, earnings yield, running yield, or flat yield) however, depends on the market price of the stock.
  • The income obtained from a tax.


Full Definition of Yield


Examples of Yield in a sentence

Higher-rate deposit accounts tend to yield good returns.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Yield are sourced/syndicated from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 26th December 2018.