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bimonthly

When you do something twice a month, you do it bimonthly. Your bimonthly book club meeting will keep you busily reading to stay caught up.

Bimonthly is one of a group of confusing words (including biweekly and biannually) that have two meanings. You can use bimonthly to mean both "twice a month" and "every two months." The roots of the word are the Latin bi-, "twice" or "double," and monthly. The double definition means you might need to clarify how often your book club will actually meet.

Definitions of bimonthly
  1. adjective
    occurring twice a month
    synonyms: semimonthly
    periodic, periodical
    happening or recurring at regular intervals
  2. adverb
    twice a month
    synonyms: semimonthly
  3. adjective
    occurring every two months
    bimonthly visits”
    synonyms: bimestrial
    periodic, periodical
    happening or recurring at regular intervals
  4. adverb
    every two months
    “the bill was payable bimonthly
  5. noun
    a periodical that is published twice a month or every two months (either 24 or 6 issues per year)
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    type of:
    serial, serial publication, series
    a periodical that appears at scheduled times
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