\(ˈ)dī¦l(y)üd.iv, də̇ˈl-\ adjective
Etymology: dilute (I) + -ive (I)
: reducing or involving reduction of per share income of a corporate stock

the dilutive effect of stock options and convertible securities

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  • Dilutive —    The effect of reducing earnings per share by spreading the same amount of earnings among an increased number of shares. * * * dilute UK US /daɪˈluːt/ verb [T] ► to make something less strong or less valuable: »Our recent acquisitions are going …   Financial and business terms

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  • Dilutive Acquisition — A takeover transaction that will decrease the acquirer s earnings per share (EPS) if additional shares are issued to pay for the acquisition. Dilutive acquisitions decrease shareholder value and should thus be avoided, unless the strategic value… …   Investment dictionary

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  • dilutive — adj. causing dilution, serving to make a liquid thinner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dilutive — di·lu·tive …   English syllables

  • Dilutive effect — Result of a transaction that decreases earnings per common share. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

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