Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Two in a year; semiannual.
  • adv. Twice in a year; semiannually.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Two in a year; semiannual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Happening twice in a year; semi-annual.
  • Twice in a year; semi-annually.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. occurring or payable twice each year
  • adv. every half year, every six months

Etymologies

From half-year +‎ -ly; or half- +‎ yearly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The regulator said the issuer company shall test the frequency of trading of the IDRs on a half-yearly basis and redemption shall be completed within 30 days from the date of receipt of application.

    Depository Receipts May be Redeemed After a Year

  • The weaker data are unlikely to worry the Monetary Authority of Singapore, which tightened monetary policy at each of its last three half-yearly review meetings, analysts said.

    Singapore GDP Shrinks More Than Expected

  • The Treasury said the core deficit—operating balance excluding gains and losses—for the period totaled 10.17 billion New Zealand dollars US$8.08 billion, 15% larger than the NZ$8.86 billion forecast in its half-yearly financial update.

    New Zealand Finance Minister: Deficit Now, Surplus Ahead

  • In its half-yearly health check of the financial system, the IMF admitted that governments may not be able to withdraw their life-support for the banks as quickly as they hoped and called for a re-think in the way ratings agencies are used to assess the creditworthiness of government debt.

    Financial system the 'achilles heel' of global recovery, warns IMF

  • The fund's half-yearly Financial Stability Report said the three big ratings agencies – Moody's, Fitch, and Standard and Poor's – need to come clean over potential conflicts of interest and provide further clarity on how good they are at assessing risk.

    IMF urges credit rating agencies to provide greater clarity

  • "We expect that rare earth market conditions could change quickly, and they remain an uncertainty for the foreseeable future," Grace said in the half-yearly report last month.

    Rare-Earths Prices Appear to Soften

  • We were having our half-yearly exams and I remember desperately memorizing something for a Sanskrit exam in the school bus.

    A Note From Amulya Malladi

  • Southern Cross, the troubled social care provider, posted half-yearly results yesterday that have implications far beyond the pockets of its investors, or even the 31,000 residents of its 750 care homes, and the staff who work in them, for whom the future is alarmingly uncertain.

    Editorial | Social care: Cross purposes

  • Redknapp's bullishness is somewhat at odds with the desire of the Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, as stated in the club's most recent half-yearly accounts, to "streamline the squad where appropriate".

    Players seduced more by wages than Champions League – Harry Redknapp

  • The IMF is set to discuss the new distribution of power at its half-yearly meeting in Washington this weekend.

    E.U., China To Lock Horns On Yuan, Trade

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