quarterly

Something that happens quarterly occurs four times per year, like your family's quarterly visit to your grandparents' house in Florida.

Magazines that are published every three months come out quarterly — in fact, they're commonly referred to as quarterlies. For businesses, many things happen on a quarterly schedule, from the quarterly taxes they pay to quarterly reports sent to shareholders. Think of a year as consisting of four quarters; anything occurring once per quarter happens quarterly. The Latin root, quartus, means "the fourth."

Definitions of quarterly
  1. adjective
    of or relating to or consisting of a quarter
    quarterly report”
  2. adverb
    in three-month intervals
    “interest is compounded quarterly
    synonyms: every quarter
  3. noun
    a periodical that is published every quarter (or four issues per year)
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    type of:
    serial, serial publication, series
    a periodical that appears at scheduled times
  4. adverb
    in diagonally opposed quarters of an escutcheon
    “two coats of arms borne quarterly
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