first quarter

The phase of the moon when it is near the east quadrature, when the western half is visible to an observer on the earth. See full moon.

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  • first quarter — ˌfirst ˈquarter adjective ACCOUNTING FINANCE first quarter profits, losses, sales etc are ones made in the first three months of the financial year: • The company has reported first quarter net profit down 17.4% at $1.2m on turnover that rose… …   Financial and business terms

  • first-quarter — ˌfirst ˈquarter adjective ACCOUNTING FINANCE first quarter profits, losses, sales etc are ones made in the first three months of the financial year: • The company has reported first quarter net profit down 17.4% at $1.2m on turnover that rose… …   Financial and business terms

  • first quarter — n. 1. the time of month between new moon and first half moon 2. the phase of the moon after the waxing crescent when only the right half of its face, when viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, reflects sunlight to the earth: see MOON …   English World dictionary

  • first quarter — noun the first fourth of the Moon s period of revolution around the Earth • Hypernyms: ↑half moon * * * Astron. the instant, approximately one week after a new moon, when one half of the moon s disk is illuminated by the sun. See diag. under moon …   Useful english dictionary

  • first quarter — /fɜ:st kwɔ:tə/ noun the period of three months from January to the end of March ● The first quarter’s rent is payable in advance …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • first quarter — first fourth; first three months of the calendar year …   English contemporary dictionary

  • first quarter — noun The waxing lunar phase, from new moon to half way between new moon and full moon. Ant: last quarter See Also: new moon, full moon, gibbous moon …   Wiktionary

  • first quarter — Astron. the instant, approximately one week after a new moon, when one half of the moon s disk is illuminated by the sun. See diag. under moon. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • first-half, first-quarter profit — first half, first quarter, etc. profit ► profits for the first half, first quarter, etc. of a financial year: »The US entertainment giant showed how second quarter profits had more than doubled. Main Entry: ↑profit …   Financial and business terms

  • first-half, first-quarter, etc. profit — ► profits for the first half, first quarter, etc. of a financial year: »The US entertainment giant showed how second quarter profits had more than doubled. Main Entry: ↑profit …   Financial and business terms

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