[ sem-ee-aw-ton-uh-mee, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i ɔˈtɒn ə mi, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
noun, plural sem·i·au·ton·o·mies.
the quality or state of being semiautonomous.
a semiautonomous system of government.
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.”
Cyclone, Typhoon, Hurricane: Are They All The Same?Are hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons distinct meteorological phenomena, or just different names for the same horrible type of storm? Cyclones explained Let’s start with cyclone, since it has the clearest and most precise definition of the three. A cyclone is “a large-scale, atmospheric wind-and-pressure system characterized by low pressure at its center and by circular wind motion.” And cyclones spin “counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.” …
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