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biweekly

[bahy-week-lee] /baɪˈwik li/
adjective
1.
occurring every two weeks.
2.
occurring twice a week; semiweekly.
noun, plural biweeklies.
3.
a periodical issued every other week.
adverb
4.
every two weeks.
5.
twice a week.
Origin of biweekly
1880-1885
1880-85; bi-1 + weekly
Can be confused
bimonthly, biweekly, semimonthly (see usage note at bi-)
biweekly, semiweekly (see usage note at bi-)
Usage note
See bi-1.
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British Dictionary definitions for bi-weekly

biweekly

/baɪˈwiːklɪ/
adjective, adverb
1.
every two weeks
2.
(often avoided because of confusion with sense 1) twice a week; semiweekly See bi-1
noun (pl) -lies
3.
a periodical published every two weeks
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Word Origin and History for bi-weekly

biweekly

adj.

also bi-weekly, 1865, from bi- + weekly. The sense "twice a week" is the first attested, but that of "every two weeks" is equally implied.

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