[bahy-uh-graf-i-kuh l or bahy-uh-graf-ik]
of or relating to a person's life: He's gathering biographical data for his book on Milton.
pertaining to or containing biography: a biographical dictionary.
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.”
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Origin of biographical
bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivenon·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·bi·o·graph·ic, adjective
pseu·do·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivequa·si-bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·bi·o·graph·ic, adjectivesem·i·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbun·bi·o·graph·i·cal, adjectiveun·bi·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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