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Meaning of “first quarter” in the English Dictionary

"first quarter" in British English

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first quarternoun [C]

 us /ˈfɜrst ˈkwɔr·tər/
a halfmoon
(Definition of first quarter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"first quarter" in American English

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first quarternoun [C]

 /ˈfɜrst ˈkwɔr·tər/
a ​halfmoon
(Definition of first quarter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"first quarter" in Business English

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first quarternoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us  
( abbreviation Q1, US also fiscal first quarter) ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the first three months in a company's financialyear: The ​companyreported an excellent first ​quarter 2011. Directors are ​scheduled to ​meetbrokers today to discuss the firm's first-quarter ​performance.
the three months from January 1 to March 31: The ​number of ​carsregisteredrose by 15% in the first ​quarter of this ​year.
(Definition of first quarter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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