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bimonthly

[ bahy-muhnth-lee ]
/ baɪˈmʌnθ li /
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adjective
occurring every two months.
occurring twice a month; semimonthly.
noun, plural bi·month·lies.
a bimonthly publication.
adverb
every two months: Next year we plan six field trips to take place bimonthly.
twice a month; semimonthly.
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Origin of bimonthly

First recorded in 1840–50; bi-1 + monthly

words often confused with bimonthly

See bi-1.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bimonthly

bimonthly , biweekly, semimonthly (see confusables note at bi-1)
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British Dictionary definitions for bimonthly

bimonthly
/ (baɪˈmʌnθlɪ) /

adjective, adverb
every two months
(often avoided because of confusion with sense 1) twice a month; semimonthlySee bi- 1
noun plural -lies
a periodical published every two months
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