Meaning of “half year” in the English Dictionary

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"half year" in Business English

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half yearnoun [ C ]

uk us ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

a period of six months:

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

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

(Definition of “half year” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)