[fis-kuh l] /ˈfɪs kəl/
of or relating to the public treasury or revenues:
of or relating to financial matters in general.
(in some countries) a prosecuting attorney.
Philately. a revenue stamp.
of or relating to government finances, esp tax revenues
of or involving financial matters
a postage or other stamp signifying payment of a tax
1560s, “pertaining to public revenue,” from Middle French fiscal, from Late Latin fiscalis “of or belonging to the state treasury,” from Latin fiscus “treasury,” originally “purse, basket made of twigs (in which money was kept),” of unknown origin. The general sense of “financial” (1865, American English) was abstracted from phrases like fiscal calendar, fiscal year. Related: Fiscally.
noun 1. any yearly period without regard to the calendar year, at the end of which a firm, government, etc., determines its financial condition. noun (US & Canadian) 1. any annual period at the end of which a firm’s accounts are made up 2. the annual period ending April 5, over which Budget estimates are […]
- Fiscal policy
The policy of a government in controlling its own expenditures and taxation, which together make up the budget. Note: A function of fiscal policy, along with monetary policy, is to regulate the level of economic activity, the price level, and the balance of payments. Fiscal policy also determines the distribution of resources between the public […]
[fish-er-dee-skou; German fish-uh r-dees-kou] /ˈfɪʃ ərˈdi skaʊ; German ˈfɪʃ ərˈdis kaʊ/ noun 1. Dietrich [dee-trik;; German dee-trikh] /ˈdi trɪk;; German ˈdi trɪx/ (Show IPA), 1925–2012, German baritone. /German -ˈdiːskau/ noun 1. Dietrich (ˈdiːtrɪç). 1925–2012, German baritone, noted particularly for his interpretation of Schubert’s song cycles
- Fischer-Tropsch process
[fish-er-trohpsh, -tropsh] /ˈfɪʃ ərˈtroʊpʃ, -ˈtrɒpʃ/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a catalytic hydrogenation method to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels from carbon monoxide.