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English definition of “year-ago”


adjective [before noun]     (also year-earlier) ACCOUNTING
used to compare a company's financial results from twelve months ago with its results now: The manufacturer earned $213 million in the second quarter , compared with year-ago earnings of $201 million.
(Definition of year-ago adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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