Meaning of “quarterly” in the English Dictionary

"quarterly" in American English

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quarterlynoun [ C ]

us /ˈkwɔr·t̬ər·li/

quarterly noun [ C ] (FOURTH PART)

a magazine that is published four times a year

quarterlyadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈkwɔr·t̬ər·li/

quarterly adjective, adverb [ not gradable ] (FOURTH PART)

(happening) four times a year:

a quarterly journal
It’s published quarterly.

(Definition of “quarterly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quarterly" in Business English

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quarterlyadjective [ before noun ]


quarterly financial statements, payments, etc. are published or made every three months:

In August the company reported quarterly earnings of $1.5 billion.
quarterly accounts/figures/statements Shares in the company have fallen 20%, despite better than expected quarterly figures.
The utility company boosted its quarterly dividend to 35.5 cents from 35 cents.
I make it a point to formally review my goals on a quarterly basis.


uk /ˈkwɔːtəli/ us

every three months:

Investors can choose to take the income annually or quarterly.

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