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Meaning of quarterly

quar•ter•ly

Pronunciation: (kwôr'tur-lē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. adv. -lies,
—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.
  1. a periodical issued every three months.
—adv.
  1. by quarters; once each quarter of a year: The bank pays interest quarterly.
    1. with division into four quarters.
    2. in the four quarters of an escutcheon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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