Definition of quarterly in English:

quarterly

Line breaks: quar|ter¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɔːtəli
 
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adjective

  • 1Done, produced, or occurring once every quarter of a year: a quarterly newsletter is distributed to members
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    • The Midland Health Board has launched a quarterly newsletter to keep foster carers informed on issues, events and developments relevant to fostering.
    • SGI hopes the move will cut $100 million off its quarterly operating expenses bill once its forks out $20 million in redundancy payments.
    • This year, as last, council has moved to making splitting up the bill into four quarterly payments.
  • 2 Heraldry (Of a shield or charge) divided into four (or occasionally more) subdivisions by vertical and horizontal lines.
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    • From what can be seen of the original engraving, it is clear that at least two of the shields on each dish were engraved with the same quarterly arms.

adverb

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  • 1Once every quarter of a year: interest is paid quarterly
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    • For example, the national conference passed a resolution directing state councils that they can only meet quarterly.
    • K-GLEN representatives from every region of the country meet quarterly to advise the hotel group on serving the interests and needs of the gay and lesbian community.
    • Each employee sets goals quarterly and receives four performance reviews a year.
  • 2 Heraldry In the four, or in two diagonally opposite, quarters of a shield.
    [on the pattern of Old French quartile]

noun (plural quarterlies)

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  • A magazine or journal that is published four times a year.
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    • In 1904 it displayed 20 daily newspapers, 80 weeklies, 63 monthly magazines and two quarterlies.
    • As far as the quarterlies go, the magazines share many of the same writers and the monthly and irregular journals feature unknowns alongside guest appearances by well known writers.
    • Most major cities have daily and weekly newspapers; in all, there are 20 dailies, 35 weeklies, 33 fortnightlies, 152 monthlies, and 111 quarterlies.

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