[ haf-in-ti-gruh l, -in-teg-ruh l, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˈɪn tɪ grəl, -ɪnˈtɛg rəl, ˈhɑf- /
noting or pertaining to a fractional number obtained by dividing an odd integer by two, as 1/2.
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.”
Related formshalf-in·te·ger [haf-in-ti-jer, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈɪn tɪ dʒər, ˈhɑf-/, noun
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