American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Occurring twice a year: arbitrarily distinguished from biennial (which see).
- adj. Occurring twice a year; half-yearly; semiannual, twice-yearly.
- adj. proscribed Occurring every two years; biennial.
- n. Something occurring twice each year.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Occurring twice a year; half-yearly; semiannual.
- adj. occurring or payable twice each year
- bi- + annual (Wiktionary)
“One critic sardonically called the biannual architecture show now up in Venice "the biggest, most glamorous architecture show on earth.”
“The children came two years apart, as regular as some kind of biannual publication; Looloo, seventeen, being the youngest, and also the best-looking and the most popular in the family.”
“Montgomery County uses WOW's formula in gathering information for its biannual report on how much income is needed to be "self-sufficient" and live in the county without government assistance.”
“The high-priced Koch confabs have become a biannual ritual among Obama's super-rich foes.”
“Mr. Leterme said that Belgium already has mechanisms in its laws to prevent wages from rising faster than those in Germany, France and the Netherlands — part of biannual negotiations between unions and business groups that are ongoing.”
“I recently attended the biannual Slow Food Congress in Turin, where the entire aim of the gathering was to celebrate regional heritage.”
“Although Brazil is expected to produce less coffee this year as part of its biannual low-output season, when trees naturally produce fewer beans, the government's forecasting agency still expects a record off-crop of 43.5 million 60-kilogram bags in the 2011-12 crop year.”
“Those findings were released Wednesday in a biannual report card on minority educational attainment by the American Council on Education, with financial backing from the GE Foundation.”
“Lowe said Specialty offered the company, which lost its incorporation in 2009 when it failed to file its biannual report, a $162,000 settlement after the company's relationship with the hospital was severed.”
“Ellen chatted during one intermission with a couple from LA, in town for their biannual New York Theatre Jaunt.”
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two; twice; every two; lasting two
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