biweekly vs semiweekly : Common Errors in English

About biweekly vs semiweekly

Technically, a biweekly meeting occurs every two weeks and a semiweeklyone occurs twice a week; but so few people get this straight that yourclub is liable to disintegrate unless you avoid these words in thenewsletter and stick with “every other week” or “twice weekly.” The sameis true of “bimonthly” and “semimonthly,” though “biennial” and“semi-annual” are less often confused with each other.

biweekly Meaning(s)

  • (n) a periodical that is published twice a week or every two weeks (either 104 or 26 issues per year)
  • (s) occurring every two weeks
  • (s) occurring twice a week
  • (r) twice a week
  • (r) every two weeks

semiweekly Meaning(s)

  • (n) a periodical that is published twice each week (or 104 issues per year)
  • (s) occurring twice a week
  • (r) twice a week

biweekly in News

  1. Hypervelocity Stars - The Countdown #24

    The Countdown is a biweekly video show highlighting the best stuff in space news. In this episode: Lumpy Lunar Gravity, Curiosity's Next Journey, Tracking Space Warps, Smallest Galaxy Ever Found, and Hypervelocity Stars
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Scientific American

  2. COMSTAT Meeting

    The JPD shares the latest Jackson crime statistics at the biweekly meeting. Open to the public.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Jackson Free Press

  3. Between the vines: Livermore Valley "perfect fit" for syrah grapes

    Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and wine making in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by members of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Tri-Valley Herald

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