n. every two years, biennially; twice a year, semiannually adj. occurring every two years, biennial; occurring twice a year, semiannual

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  • biyearly — [bī yir′lē] adj., adv. 1. once every two years; biennial(ly) 2. Now Rare twice a year: in this sense, semiyearly, semiannual(ly), or biannual(ly) is preferred …   English World dictionary

  • biyearly — Cyclic Cyc lic (s?k l?k or s? kl?k), Cyclical Cyc lic*al (s?k l? kal), a. [Cf. F. cycluque, Gr. kykliko s, fr. ky klos See {Cycle}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biyearly — adv. & adj. adv. 1 every two years. 2 twice a year. adj. produced or occurring biyearly. Usage: See the note at bimonthly …   Useful english dictionary

  • biyearly — adjective Date: circa 1909 1. biannual 1 2. biennial 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biyearly — /buy year lee/, adj. 1. biennial (defs. 1, 2). adv. 2. biennially; biannually. 3. twice yearly. [1875 80; BI 1 + YEARLY] Usage. See bi 1. * * * …   Universalium

  • biyearly — 1. adjective a) Occurring every two years; biennial b) Occurring twice per year; biannual 2. adverb a) Every two years; biennially b) Twice per ye …   Wiktionary

  • biyearly — adjective & adverb appearing or occurring every two years or twice a year …   English new terms dictionary

  • biyearly — bi·yearly …   English syllables

  • biyearly — bi•year•ly [[t]baɪˈyɪər li[/t]] adj. 1) happening every two years; biennial 2) happening twice a year; biannual 3) every two years 4) twice yearly • Etymology: 1875–80 usage: See bi …   From formal English to slang

  • biyearly — /baɪˈjɪəli/ (say buy yearlee) adjective 1. → biennial. –adverb 2. twice yearly …   Australian English dictionary

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