biweekly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ week +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

biweekly (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US) Occurring once every two weeks; fortnightly.
  2. (chiefly Britain) 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. (chiefly Britain) 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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