Definitions

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  • adv. In a semiannual manner, twice yearly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Every half year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Once every six months.

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

  • adv. twice a year

Etymologies

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semi- + annual + -ly

Examples

  • The Justice Department reviews, conducted semiannually since the 2007 settlement agreement, are painstaking endeavors, with experts measuring compliance with more than 200 provisions set out in the agreement.

    Two reports find progress, lingering problems at St. Elizabeths

  • Some indexes are reconstituted as frequently as monthly, others quarterly or semiannually, and some only yearly.

    ETFs Mimic Stock Pickers' Strategies

  • The rest of the Atlanta-based retailer's 300,000-odd workers already participated in "Success Sharing," a program that doles out bonus checks semiannually if Home Depot hits financial performance targets for each period.

    Semiannual Bonuses Gain Traction

  • He was co-author of "Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts," a tax law treatise updated semiannually.

    Martin D. Ginsburg dies at 78; tax law expert, Supreme Court spouse

  • Beginning in 1820 the company began to issue its dividends semiannually.

    The King's Best Highway

  • One source is the Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG), a network of researchers from major metropolitan areas of the United States and selected foreign countries who meet semiannually to discuss the current epidemiology of drug abuse.

    Book Explores The Pain, Joy, Defeat of Battling Drug Addiction

  • Before she left, Ray arranged to give her a sum of money semiannually and hoped that this would provide her with enough financial security to settle down and stay out of his hair.

    Raymond Carver

  • ArcelorMittal's convertible bonds will bear interest of 7.25% payable semiannually, lower than the 8.75% annual interest on Austrian specialty steelmaker Voestalpine AG's €300 million bond issue last week, but higher than Germany's largest steelmaker Thyssenkrupp AG's 6.75% annual interest on its €500 million bond issued about five weeks ago.

    Arcelor Sale Jump-Starts Convertibles

  • If you buy an American Century fund without a broker, you'll be charged (only) $12.50 semiannually for balances below $10,000; the fee is waived if you manage your account online.

    Fund losses can prompt fees

  • Within three months of the first exercise of the authority granted in section 2 (a), and semiannually thereafter, the Secretary shall report to the Committees on the Budget, Financial Services, and Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committees on the Budget, Finance, and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate with respect to the authorities exercised under this Act and the considerations required by section 3.

    Howard Schweber: Paulson's Plan -- Annotated

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