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bimonthly

[bahy-muhnth-lee] /baɪˈmʌnθ li/
adjective
1.
occurring every two months.
2.
occurring twice a month; semimonthly.
noun, plural bimonthlies.
3.
a bimonthly publication.
adverb
4.
every two months:
Next year we plan six field trips to take place bimonthly.
5.
twice a month; semimonthly.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; bi-1 + monthly
Can be confused
bimonthly, biweekly, semimonthly (see usage note at bi-)
Usage note
See bi-1.
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Examples from the web for bi-monthly
  • The first three issues came out bimonthly and now the publication has moved to a monthly schedule.
  • The counselors continue their training in bimonthly meetings with one another.
  • Then they were told that issues would come out bimonthly.
British Dictionary definitions for bi-monthly

bimonthly

/baɪˈmʌnθlɪ/
adjective, adverb
1.
every two months
2.
(often avoided because of confusion with sense 1) twice a month; semimonthly See bi-1
noun (pl) -lies
3.
a periodical published every two months
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Word Origin and History for bi-monthly

bimonthly

adj.

also bi-monthly, 1846, "happening once in two months, every two months," also "occurring twice a month," a hybrid from bi- + monthly.

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