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Dictionary Definition

bimonthly adj
1 occurring twice a month; "a semimonthly publication" [syn: semimonthly]
2 occurring every two months; "bimonthly visits" [syn: bimestrial] n : a periodical that is published bimonthly adv
1 twice a month; "salaries are paid semimonthly" [syn: semimonthly]
2 every two months; "the bill was payable bimonthly"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

bi- + month + -ly

Pronunciation

Adjective

bimonthly
  1. Occurring once every two months; bimestrial
  2. Twice every month; semimonthly.
    His bimonthly appointment was almost due.

Adverb

  1. Occurring once every two months; bimestrial
  2. Twice every month; semimonthly.
    They checked on his progress bimonthly.

Usage notes

Because of the ambiguity of this word, it is best to avoid it. Instead, use twice a month or every two months as appropriate.

Translations

once every two months
two times per month

Noun

  1. Something (especially something published) that occurs or is done on a bimonthly basis.
    We have to get the report done. If the boss doesn't get his bimonthly he'll scream.

Extensive Definition

A bimonthly magazine is a magazine that is published every two months, that is six times each year.
bimonthly in Polish: Kategoria:Dwumiesięczniki
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