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bimonthly

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adjective bi·month·ly \(ˌ)bī-ˈmən(t)th-lē\

Simple Definition of bimonthly

  • : occurring every two months

  • : occurring twice a month

Full Definition of bimonthly

  1. 1 :  occurring every two months

  2. 2 :  occurring twice a month :  semimonthly

Usage Discussion of bimonthly

See Usage Discussion at bi-


Examples of bimonthly

  1. Undercover officers attended and videotaped some of the weekly or bimonthly fights held at eight secluded sites in Harris County. —Jennifer Leahy & Roma Khanna,Houston Chronicle16 Nov. 2008

  2. Computer Book Review, a bimonthly magazine, carries reviews of 45-50 books in computer-related fields in each issue. … In the November/December issue, the Review publishes an annual buying guide containing summaries of the year's reviews. —Publishers Weekly, 3 June 1983

  3. The group holds bimonthly meetings in January, March, May, and so on.

  4. The group holds bimonthly meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month.



1845

First Known Use of bimonthly

1845

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bimonthly

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adverb bi·month·ly \(ˌ)bī-ˈmən(t)th-lē\

Definition of bimonthly

  1. 1 :  once every two months

  2. 2 :  twice a month



Examples of bimonthly

  1. This column will now appear bimonthly beginning with the March 15 issue. … we think we can cover quite handily the year's work from Christian publishers in six columns, leaving some space in the unscheduled months for the occasional feature column, such as a roundup of best books. —Booklist, 15 Jan. 1995

  2. Opponents argued that the change is unnecessary and that it could result both in less productivity for the council and confusion for residents accustomed to watching council meetings on television. Supporters countered that meeting bimonthly will allow for lengthy subcommittee discussions on the off weeks. Subcommittee meetings also are televised live. —Michael Lafleur, Lowell (Massachusetts) Sun, 14 May 2008



1858

First Known Use of bimonthly

1858

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bimonthly

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noun bi·month·ly \(ˌ)bī-ˈmən(t)th-lē\

Definition of bimonthly

  1. :  a bimonthly (see 1bimonthly) publication



Examples of bimonthly

  1. The original five Mental Floss staffers had no journalistic experience, except for one kid who'd worked on his high-school newspaper. Now they run a bimonthly with 10,000 subscribers and a newsstand presence of 50,000 copies. —Mary Carmichael, Newsweek, 23 Dec. 2002



Circa 1890

First Known Use of bimonthly

circa 1890


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