half year

half year
a period of six months: »

Pre-tax profits in the half year surged to £73 million.

half-year adjective [only before noun]

The bank's half-year earnings rose 214% from the same period last year.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • half-year — ˌhalf ˈyear adjective [only before a noun] half year figures are related to a period of six months: • Half year profits are down 6% at £108.4m. * * * half year UK US noun [C] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► a period of six months: »Pre tax… …   Financial and business terms

  • Half year — Half Half (h[aum]f), a. [AS. healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to OS., OFries., & D. half, G. halb, Sw. half, Dan. halv, Icel. h[=a]lfr, Goth. halbs. Cf. {Halve}, {Behalf}.] 1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half´-year´ly — half year «HAF YIHR, HAHF », noun. 1. half of a year; period or term of six months. 2. half of a school year or other year, whatever its length. –half´ year´ly, adjective, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-year — halfˈ year noun Half of a year, six months • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half-year convention — Certain property is subject to depreciation. Depreciaton allows one to deduct a certain amount of the value or basis of depreciable property per taxable year. A person with depreciable property must know when to start depreciating his/her… …   Wikipedia

  • Half-Year Convention For Depreciation — A depreciation schedule that treats all property acquired during the year as being acquired exactly in the middle of the year. This means that only half of the full year depreciation is allowed in the first year, with the remaining balance being… …   Investment dictionary

  • half year — noun Etymology: Middle English 1. : one half of a year (as January to June or July to December) 2. : one of two academic terms : semester • half yearly ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adverb (or adjective) …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-year — six months, half of a year; biannual, semiannual, every six months …   English contemporary dictionary

  • half-year — /hɑ:f jiə/ noun six months of an accounting period …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • half year — In legal computation, the period of one hundred and eighty two days; the odd hours being rejected …   Black's law dictionary

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