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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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