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semiannual

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adjective semi·an·nu·al \-ˈan-yə(-wə)l\

Simple Definition of semiannual

  • : happening or produced every six months or twice in each year

Full Definition of semiannual

  1. :  occurring every six months or twice a year

semi·an·nu·al·ly adverb

Examples of semiannual

  1. my semiannual visit to my cousin



1791

First Known Use of semiannual

1791

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