fiscal year


: an accounting period of 12 months

Examples of fiscal year in a Sentence

Sales were up in the last fiscal year. Our fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.
Recent Examples on the Web The company earned $14.4 billion in revenue in its fiscal year 2023, moving up 24 spots on the Fortune 500. Bysheryl Estrada, Fortune, 10 July 2024 In the event that more Medicaid funding would be needed, the General Assembly authorized Moore to tap the rainy day fund — up to $90 million in the 2024 fiscal year and $100 million in the 2025 fiscal year. Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 10 July 2024 In comparison, the county’s entire budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year was $8.4 billion. Rosalio Ahumada, Sacramento Bee, 9 July 2024 Records show that in fiscal year 2023, Viola's House received more than $1 million from the state in reimbursements for material support and educational items plus another $1.7 million for classes. CBS News, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for fiscal year 

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fiscal year was in 1843

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“Fiscal year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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fiscal year

: an accounting period of 12 months
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