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  • adj. Happening twice each year; semi-annually; six-monthly; biannual.
  • adv. Twice each year; semi-yearly; biannually.


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  • But in its twice-yearly Regional Economic Outlook for Europe, the IMF warned that many economies face major challenges if they are to maintain the recovery.

    IMF: Emerging Europe Must Cut Deficits

  • It is more than 40% higher than the mark set last June by a system called Jaguar at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that previously stood at No. 1 on a twice-yearly ranking of the 500 fastest supercomputers.

    Chinese Supercomputer Likely to Prompt Unease in U.S.

  • My name is spelled incorrectly on the annual assessment notice and the twice-yearly property tax bills for my residence that I receive in the mail.

    Lender choice shouldn't be made until after comparison shopping

  • Even household-name designers often lack backers, which means that they make twice-yearly gambles (on their fall and spring collections) requiring huge cash outlays — for the most part, fabrics have to be bought, patterns cut, garments sewn, and finishes applied before any money comes in.

    Fashion in Dark Times

  • With the CCSM, most of this happens in face to face meetings, particularly the twice-yearly user meetings.

    2009 December 15 | Serendipity

  • The Seattle-based company, which takes its name from the late supercomputer designer Seymour Cray, was also chosen in October for a $97 million upgrade to a system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that ranked third in a twice-yearly speed ranking of supercomputers.

    Cray to Take On Supercomputer After IBM's Exit

  • In its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday raised its growth forecasts for Nigeria's economy to 7.4% in both 2010 and 2011 from 7.0% and 7.3% previously.

    Nigeria Appoints Advisers For First Bond Sale

  • In its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook, the IMF said these expansionary policies have also had spillover effects on the region's oil importers — where fiscal expansion was of a more moderate size.

    IMF: Mideast Economies See Strong Recovery

  • According to the date marked on the calendar secreted in a chest in the back corner of her yurt, the twins — his twins, Kyle and Kaden — were due to appear this evening for the first of their twice-yearly visits.

    The Silence

  • With the Whitby Gazette fielding a footy team against the lords of darkness, locals have clearly embraced the twice-yearly event, based at the Spa Pavilion, with its Mephistophelean market and concerts Chameleons Vox headline tonight.

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