biweekly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ week +‎ -ly

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  • enPR: bī.wēk'lē, IPA(key): /baɪˈwiːkli/
  • Rhymes: -iːk.li

Adjective[edit]

biweekly (not comparable)

  1. Occurring once every two weeks; fortnightly.
  2. Occurring twice a week (but see the Usage notes).

Usage notes[edit]

Like bimonthly and biennially, but unlike biannually, in the adjective and adverb senses, the prefix bi- applies to the week rather than to the events that occur, therefore giving the sense of “every two weeks”. In some English-speaking regions, including the UK, the term fortnightly is commonly used to describe an event happening once every two weeks.

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Adverb[edit]

biweekly (not comparable)

  1. Every two weeks.
  2. Twice a week (but see the Usage notes).

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Noun[edit]

biweekly (plural biweeklies)

  1. Something that is published or released once every two weeks.
    The local paper is a biweekly.

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