biweekly

Things that happen biweekly usually happen once every two weeks. Or twice a week. Just to confuse you.

In the publishing world, this word is straightforward: a biweekly magazine comes out once every two weeks. But once you step outside magazines and newspapers, it gets a little more confusing. People use this word to describe things that happen once every two weeks, which is officially correct. They also use it to describe things that happen twice in one week, which is kind of correct — but the word semiweekly is more accurate in that case.

Primary Meanings of biweekly

1.
adjadv
occurring twice a week
twice a week
2.
adjadv
occurring every two weeks
every two weeks
3.
n
a periodical that is published twice a week or every two weeks (either 104 or 26 issues per year)
Full Definitions of biweekly
1

adj occurring twice a week

Synonyms:
semiweekly
periodic, periodical
happening or recurring at regular intervals

adv twice a week

Synonyms:
semiweekly
2

adj occurring every two weeks

Synonyms:
fortnightly
periodic, periodical
happening or recurring at regular intervals

adv every two weeks

Synonyms:
fortnightly
3

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

Type of:
serial, serial publication, series
a periodical that appears at scheduled times

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