Occurring every three months. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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quarterly quar‧ter‧ly [ˈkwɔːtəli ǁ ˈkwɔːrtər-] adverb
happening or produced once every three months:

• Interest will be paid quarterly.

• a magazine that comes out quarterly

— quarterly adjective :

• Occidental had a quarterly profit of $45 million.

• a quarterly newsletter

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quarterly UK US /ˈkwɔːtəli/ adjective [before noun] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
quarterly financial statements, payments, etc. are published or made every three months: »

In August the company reported quarterly earnings of $1.5 billion.

quarterly accounts/figures/statements »

Shares in the company have fallen 20%, despite better than expected quarterly figures.


The utility company boosted its quarterly dividend to 35.5 cents from 35 cents.


I make it a point to formally review my goals on a quarterly basis.

quarterly UK US /ˈkwɔːtəli/ adverb
every three months: »

Investors can choose to take the income annually or quarterly.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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