[ bahy-lev-uh l ]
/ baɪˈlɛv əl /
having two levels of space, as a railroad passenger car with two tiers of seats.
(especially of a house) split-level.
a bi-level house, vehicle, etc.: The family moved from a bungalow into a bi-level.
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Does Bimonthly Mean Twice A Month Or Every Two Months?The prefix bi- usually means ‘every two’, so bimonthly means ‘every two months’.Semi- means ‘half’ or ‘halfway’, so semimonthly means ‘every two weeks’. However, bimonthly can also mean ‘twice a month’ – but it is rarely used that way. It is best to remember that bi- is “every two” and semi- is “halfway.”
Origin of bi-level
First recorded in 1955–60
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