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quar•ter•ly



Pronunciation: (kwôr'tur-lē), [key]
adj., n., pl. -lies,
adv.


adj.
1. occurring, done, paid, issued, etc., at the end of every quarter of a year: a quarterly report; quarterly interest.
2. pertaining to or consisting of a quarter.

n.
a periodical issued every three months.

adv.
1. by quarters; once each quarter of a year: The bank pays interest quarterly.
2. Heraldry.
a. with division into four quarters.
b. in the four quarters of an escutcheon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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