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English definition of “third-quarter”

third-quarter

adjective [before noun]     ( abbreviation Q3)
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE relating to the third period of three months in a company's financial year: Coca-Cola's sales are expected to increase about 10% in the fourth quarter, a sharp improvement from its third-quarter results. → Compare first quarter, fourth quarter, second-quarter
(Definition of third-quarter adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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