quarterly

Definitions

  • a Street in the Higher Quarter of Modern SiÛt
    a Street in the Higher Quarter of Modern SiÛt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj quarterly of or relating to or consisting of a quarter "quarterly report"
    • adv quarterly in three month intervals "interest is compounded quarterly"
    • adv quarterly in diagonally opposed quarters of an escutcheon "two coats of arms borne quarterly"
    • n quarterly a periodical that is published every quarter (or four issues per year)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Methods of Sawing Quartered Logs Methods of Sawing Quartered Logs
Americans quartered in the mediaeval monastary of Pont St. Maxence Americans quartered in the mediaeval monastary of Pont St. Maxence
Americans quartered in the old abbey Americans quartered in the old abbey
Showing the seating and a quarter section of the underlying chambers Showing the seating and a quarter section of the underlying chambers
A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676 A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned...
One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown...
Buffet in Quartered Oak Buffet in Quartered Oak
Mission Settee Made of Quarter-Sawed Oak Mission Settee Made of Quarter-Sawed Oak

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet
    • n Quarterly A periodical work published once a quarter, or four times in a year.
    • Quarterly By quarters; once in a quarter of a year; as, the returns are made quarterly .
    • Quarterly Containing, or consisting of, a fourth part; as, quarterly seasons.
    • Quarterly (Her) In quarters, or quarterings; as, to bear arms quarterly ; in four or more parts; -- said of a shield thus divided by lines drawn through it at right angles.
    • Quarterly Recurring during, or at the end of, each quarter; as, quarterly payments of rent; a quarterly meeting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average family will spend $250,000 (thats a quarter million dollars) on each child from the time he/she is born until he/she turns 18.
    • quarterly Containing or consisting of a fourth part.
    • quarterly Recurring at the end of every quarter of the year: as, quarterly payments of rent; a quarterly visitation or examination.
    • n quarterly A publication or literary periodical issued once every three months.
    • quarterly In quarters; by quarters.
    • quarterly Once in a quarter of a year: as, the returns are made quarterly.
    • quarterly In heraldry: Arranged according to the four quarters of the shield.
    • quarterly Arranged according to quartering, even when more than four divisions exist: as, he bears quarterly of twelve. Compare quartering, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The feet account for one quarter of all the human bodies bones.
    • adj Quarterly relating to a quarter: consisting of, or containing, a fourth part: once a quarter of a year
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Quotations

  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “Faith! he must make his stories shorter or change his comrades once a quarter.”
  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.”
  • Franklin P. Adams
    Franklin P. Adams
    “There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “I can't do with mountains at close quarters -- they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves.”
  • Richard E. Griggs
    Richard E. Griggs
    “Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.”

Idioms

No quarter - This means without mercy. We can say no quarter given or asked.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. quartariusquartus, fourth.

Usage

In literature:

It is about three quarters of a mile wide, and seven or eight miles long.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Both of the quarter straps on the off side had given way.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Now, what was that boy's weight, if a brick weighs equal to a three-quarter brick and three-quarters of a pound?
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
I went a little farther and saw our own firing line a quarter of a mile ahead.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
Flames were now leaping up from a dozen different quarters, ever higher and higher.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
We fall in at a quarter past.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
Wash one-quarter cup of rice well and then cook until soft and the water is absorbed in the rice, in one and one-quarter cups of water.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
War, in that quarter, always bore the semblance of justice.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
The men stood at quarters with compressed lips, not knowing what was to come next.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
Add quarter of a pint of sack, three-quarters of a pint of ale and make a posset of it.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
It is less than two miles wide where it is broadest, and not over a quarter of a mile near Pilot Town.
"A Victorious Union" by Oliver Optic
Their quarters were cramped and uncomfortable.
"The Space Pioneers" by Carey Rockwell
The wind freshened somewhat, but continued in the same quarter.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
A quarter of an hour later the sounding was ten and three-quarters feet.
"Stand By The Union" by Oliver Optic
In its midst rose a large island, a mile and a quarter long, and more than three-quarters of a mile wide.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
He was good to us and give us plenty to eat, and good quarters to live in.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION OF OFFICERS AND MEN AT QUARTERS.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
About one and a quarter miles further is Yosemite Village.
"Guide to Yosemite" by Ansel Hall
He read off our names from a list and marched us off to quarters.
"In the Foreign Legion" by Erwin Rosen
I've about decided on him for quarter-back.
"A Quarter-Back's Pluck" by Lester Chadwick
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In poetry:

With every shift of every wind
The homesick memories come,
From every quarter of mankind
Where I have made me a home.
"The Fires" by Rudyard Kipling
You are five one-and-a-quarter,
And your girth is thirty-three--
Myrtie, you're a little shorter
Than you ought to be.
""A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned"" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Besides, this much doth beautify
This goodly paradise,
That from all quarters, constantly,
Whole thousands as the price
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
Within three quarters of a yeare
His gold and fee it waxed thinne,
His merry men were from him gone,
And left himselfe all alone.
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
As when yon cloudless, quartered moon
Hangs o'er each storied river,
The swelling breasts of Ayr and Doon
With sea green wavelets quiver.
"For The Burns Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He had not beene in Edenborrow
Nor three quarters of a yeare,
But some did give him and some said nay,
And some bid "to the deele gang yee!
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang

In news:

PPG Industries recently reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of 4% vs the prior year's fourth quarter.
The San Diego maker of global consumer products, reported fourth quarter net income of $9 million, down 12 percent from the like quarter that ended Aug 31 last year.
Sales for the quarter were $84.9 million, down 6 percent from the same quarter in 2011.
Canadian retailer and distributor RONA reported third-quarter earnings of $5.1 million, down from $47.8 million in the same quarter last year.
The company said first-quarter cash flow increased to $620 million from $191 million in first quarter 2000.
KB Home has reported a third-quarter profit of $3.3 million, or 4-cents a share, for the quarter ending Aug 31, news representing a turn-about from a net loss of $9.6 million or 13-cents a share from the year before.
The boos started as early as the first quarter, and there were not many Eagles fans remaining by the fourth quarter.
NEW YORK Oil giant Chevron (CVX) says third-quarter earnings will be " substantially lower" than in the second quarter.
From LocalizedUSA Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc, Posts Quarterly Earnings, Misses Estimates By $0.11 EPS Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc, announced its quarterly results on November 7.
The bank's third quarter earnings increased to $1,574,000 for 2012 compared to $1,343,000 for third quarter 2011.
Jewelry retailer Zale Corp. Narrowed its fiscal fourth-quarter loss and posted its seventh consecutive quarterly sales increase.
Qualcomm Inc reported fourth quarter net income of $1.27 billion, up 20 percent over the prior fiscal year fourth quarter.
LSU vs Ole Miss quarter by quarter breakdown and numbers game : Film Study, Part 2.
Duplin County occupancy tax collections for the first quarter of the 2010-11 fiscal year are up more than 14 percent from the first quarter last year, according to Duplin County Tourism.
Revenue fell to $100.3 million for the third quarter compared with $102.6 million for third- quarter 2011.
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In science:

It can then easily be shown that an average over the period T can be replaced by an average over one-quarter of the period A.
The Appearance of a Radio-Pulsar Magnetosphere from a Vacuum with a Strong Magnetic Field. Accumulation of Particles
Woolfolk “Universis:Felxible Systems Easy to Change” EDUCAUSE quarterly 2002 www.educuse.edu.
Thin Client Web-Based Campus Information Systems for Fiji National University
Frasier “An Admission Process Transformed with Technology” EDUCAUSE quarterly 2000 www.educuse.edu.
Thin Client Web-Based Campus Information Systems for Fiji National University
Abstract: In many recent studies on random walks with small jumps in the quarter plane, it has been noticed that the so-called group of the walk governs the behavior of a number of quantities, in particular through its order.
Random walks in the quarter plane with zero drift: an explicit criterion for the finiteness of the associated group
Key-words: Automorphism, generating function, genus, piecewise homogeneous random walk, quarter-plane, Weierstrass elliptic function.
Random walks in the quarter plane with zero drift: an explicit criterion for the finiteness of the associated group
Walks with small steps in the quarter plane.
Random walks in the quarter plane with zero drift: an explicit criterion for the finiteness of the associated group
On the holonomy or algebraicity of generating functions counting lattice walks in the quarter plane.
Random walks in the quarter plane with zero drift: an explicit criterion for the finiteness of the associated group
Two non-holonomic lattice walks in the quarter plane.
Random walks in the quarter plane with zero drift: an explicit criterion for the finiteness of the associated group
For yeast, this results in almost three quarters reduction of the number of candidate interactions.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
Nearest-neighbour distributions P (n, s) for the random matrices of model CMr with g = 0.05 (top left), 0.25 (top right), 0.5 (bottom left), and 1 (bottom right), averaged over the central quarter of the unfolded spectrum for 8000 realisations of matrices of size N = 512.
Integrable random matrix ensembles
Nearest-neighbour spacing distributions P (n, s) for the random matrices of model CMh with µ = 4π/N and g = 0.05 (top left), 0.25 (top right), 0.5 (bottom left), and 1 (bottom right), averaged over the central quarter of the spectrum for 32000 realisations of matrices of size N = 256.
Integrable random matrix ensembles
The well-known Koebe one-quarter theorem asserts that the function f ∈ S has an inverse de fined on disk Dr := {z : z ∈ C and |z| < r}, (r ≥ 1 4 ).
Coefficient Estimates for Meromorphic Bi-Univalent Functions
In particular, for significantly weak sources, where less than a quarter of keys can be used for encryption, no security can be achieved with a classical ciphertext.
Encryption with Weakly Random Keys Using Quantum Ciphertext
Random walks in the quarter-plane reflected at the boundary are used often in the queueing theory.
Random Walks in Cones
Raschel and Kurkova and Raschel also considered a two-dimensional random walk in the quarter plane, and proved some asymptotic results for the exit position.
Random Walks in Cones
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