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Twice each year. It is used in business in a variety of circumstances. For example, a board of directors may meet or the company may distribute dividends biannually. Biennial means the same thing. See also: Quarter.


Occurring twice a year. Contrast with biennial, which means occurring every 2 years. If an adjustable-rate mortgage provides for rate changes biannually or biennially, it's important to know the difference.

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The IPD South Africa Biannual Property Indicator tracked the performance of 1,044 institutionally owned, professionally managed property assets worth ZAR 193.
They were delivered with the May 2009 edition of the force's Home Beat newsletter, a biannual publication designed to update residents in the county on their police force.
Each study participant was subjected to biannual physicals and interviews about his or her diet and lifestyle.
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Although DoD guidance encourages innovation by program managers, the organizational culture and a biannual budget process have not produced any significant changes for more efficient materiel acquisitions.
The Manatee County MTA teachers, who featured their Ninth Annual Creative Music Showcase, a composition competition for students of all ages, will sponsor a biannual Music Spectacular in November, with performances of multiple pianos by both students and teachers.
The country's most talented high school dance students gathered together with distinguished faculty last March for four days of classes, workshops, auditions, and competitions at the 7th biannual National High School Dance Festival.
On Monday, May 24, Professional Women in Construction (PWC) will host the first of its biannual all-day golf outings for 2004 at the Elmwood Country Club in White Plains, New York.
In 2004, the RMA will also cosponsor programs with the Recycled Rubber Topical Group on ground rubber issues and work with the Rubber Association of Canada to develop the biannual RAC/RMA Rubber Conference.
On July 21st, the Nevada state legislature approved "a record $836 million tax increase that hits businesses, casinos and others to fund schools and the state's biannual budget" reported the AP.
The 8th biannual International Course on Dengue will be held in Havana, Cuba on August 11 to 22, 2003.
The DAU/DSMC international acquisition continuous learning program consists primarily of two annual international seminars and a biannual forum.