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DPS

What Does DPS Mean in a Text?

DPS means "Damage per Second" and "Dividend per Share." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

Damage per Second

In online gaming, DPS means "Damage per Second." It is a measurement of damage that can be done by a weapon, spell, other equipment, player or group of players. It is used as a metric in some games to allow a determination of offensive power.

DPS is also used to refer to certain classes of character that are picked for their ability to destroy and kill. For example:
  • Chris: What is the DPS of the sniper rifle?
  • Jo Which one? The bolt action or the semi-automatic?
  • Sam: Who is the best DPS hero in this game?
  • Lee: Genji; if you know how to play him.

Dividend per Share

In financial circles, DPS means "Dividends per Share." In this context, DPS is the number of declared dividends issued by a company for every ordinary share outstanding.

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meaning of DPS

"Damage per Second"

First definition of DPS

"Damage per Second" is the most common definition for DPS on gaming related apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
DPS
Definition:Damage per Second
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second definition of DPS

In financial circles DPS usually means "Dividend per Share."
DPS
Definition:Dividend per Share
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Specialists

Example of DPS Used in a Text

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