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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
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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Examples from the web for bi-weekly
  • Their timecards are good old-fashioned punch cards that are collected, sorted and used to generate the biweekly payroll.
  • We meet weekly for a year and then biweekly after that.
  • Today is the first anniversary of this biweekly column.
  • Biweekly programs let you get in an extra mortgage payment every year, reducing principal and interest sooner.
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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