first quarter


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first quarter

See phases, lunar.

first quarter

[′fərst ′kwȯrd·ər]
(astronomy)
The phase of the moon when it is near east quadrature, when the western half of it is visible to an observer on the earth.

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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During the first quarter, the company completed eight redevelopment projects and added six projects to its redevelopment pipeline.
Real outlays for consumer durables surged 18 3/4 percent (annual rate) in the first quarter of this year but apparently slowed considerably in the second quarter.
In the first quarter, there were 280 MLS sales, compared to 236 in the first quarter of 1989.
The impressive growth experienced during the first quarter of 2005 is a clear indicator of the Manhattan residential real estate market's fundamental strength," stated Brown Harris Stevens president Hall F.
After decelerating in 1995, real business fixed investment rose at a 12 1/2 percent annual rate in the first quarter of 1996, with sizable advances for both equipment and structures.
Deals completed in the first quarter tended to be smaller as tenants chose to act conservatively in new spending.
All told, real consumer spending fell at a 1 1/2 percent annual rate in the first quarter, after a 3 1/2 percent (annual rate) decline in the fourth quarter of 1990.
6% for all Westchester County markets trail the levels recorded for the first quarter of 2001, when the average totaled 13.
The availability rate, in fact, edged up almost a percentage point from the first quarter of 2000 to 11%, as more than 592,960 SF of negative absorption impacted the market.