/baɪˈwikli / (say buy'weeklee)

1. occurring every two weeks.
2. occurring twice a week; semiweekly.
noun (plural biweeklies)
3. a periodical issued every two weeks.
4. every two weeks.
5. twice a week.
Usage: Biweekly traditionally means `every two weeks' and semiweekly `twice a week'. But  there is an increasing tendency, with consequent confusion, to take biweekly to mean `twice a week'.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • biweekly — also bi weekly, 1865, from BI (Cf. bi ) + WEEKLY (Cf. weekly). The sense twice a week is the first attested, but that of every two weeks is equally implied …   Etymology dictionary

  • biweekly — see bi …   Modern English usage

  • biweekly — [bī wēk′lē] adj., adv. 1. once every two weeks 2. Now Rare twice a week: in this sense, semiweekly is the preferred term n. pl. biweeklies a publication that appears once every two weeks …   English World dictionary

  • biweekly — [[t]baɪwi͟ːkli[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A biweekly event or publication happens or appears once every two weeks. [AM] He used to see them at the biweekly meetings. ...Jesse Meyers, editor of Beverage Digest, the industry s biweekly newsletter. ADV: ADV… …   English dictionary

  • biweekly — I UK [ˌbaɪˈwiːklɪ] / US [baɪˈwɪklɪ] adjective, adverb happening or published every two weeks a biweekly journal II UK [ˌbaɪˈwiːklɪ] / US [baɪˈwɪklɪ] noun [countable] Word forms biweekly : singular biweekly plural biweeklies a magazine that is… …   English dictionary

  • biweekly — adv., adj., & n. adv. 1 every two weeks. 2 twice a week. adj. produced or occurring biweekly. n. (pl. ies) a biweekly periodical. Usage: See the note at bimonthly. * * * biweekly, biwhirl see bi prefix2 4, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • biweekly — bi|week|ly1 [ baı wikli ] adjective, adverb happening or published every two weeks: a biweekly journal biweekly bi|week|ly 2 [ baı wikli ] noun count a magazine that is published twice a month or twice a week …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • biweekly — I. adjective Date: 1832 1. occurring twice a week 2. occurring every two weeks ; fortnightly Usage: see bi • biweekly adverb II. noun Date: circa 1890 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biweekly — 1. adjective /baɪˈwiːkli/ a) Occurring once every two weeks. b) Occurring twice a week (but see the Usage notes). Syn: fortnightly, twice weekly, semiweekly 2. adverb /baɪˈwiːkli/ a) E …   Wiktionary

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