/buy munth"lee/, adj., n., pl. bimonthlies, adv.
1. occurring every two months.
2. occurring twice a month; semimonthly.
3. a bimonthly publication.
4. every two months: Next year we plan six field trips to take place bimonthly.
5. twice a month; semimonthly.
[1840-50; BI-1 + MONTHLY]
Usage. See bi-1.

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  • bimonthly — see bi …   Modern English usage

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