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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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