half-year

/hɑ:f 'jiə/ noun
six months of an accounting period

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  • half-year — ˌhalf ˈyear adjective [only before a noun] half year figures are related to a period of six months: • Half year profits are down 6% at £108.4m. * * * half year UK US noun [C] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► a period of six months: »Pre tax… …   Financial and business terms

  • Half year — Half Half (h[aum]f), a. [AS. healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to OS., OFries., & D. half, G. halb, Sw. half, Dan. halv, Icel. h[=a]lfr, Goth. halbs. Cf. {Halve}, {Behalf}.] 1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half year — UK US noun [C] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► a period of six months: »Pre tax profits in the half year surged to £73 million. half year adjective [only before noun] ► »The bank s half year earnings rose 214% from the same period last year …   Financial and business terms

  • half´-year´ly — half year «HAF YIHR, HAHF », noun. 1. half of a year; period or term of six months. 2. half of a school year or other year, whatever its length. –half´ year´ly, adjective, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-year — halfˈ year noun Half of a year, six months • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • half year — noun Etymology: Middle English 1. : one half of a year (as January to June or July to December) 2. : one of two academic terms : semester • half yearly ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adverb (or adjective) …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-year — six months, half of a year; biannual, semiannual, every six months …   English contemporary dictionary

  • half year — In legal computation, the period of one hundred and eighty two days; the odd hours being rejected …   Black's law dictionary

  • half-year — One hundred and eighty two days, odd hours being rejected in the computation. 52 Am J1st Time § 15 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Half-year convention — Certain property is subject to depreciation. Depreciaton allows one to deduct a certain amount of the value or basis of depreciable property per taxable year. A person with depreciable property must know when to start depreciating his/her… …   Wikipedia

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