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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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Very much a minor affair, racing took place biannually until 1913, when a third day was added, before the outbreak of war.
Started in 2009, this title will be published biannually in 2009 and quarterly in 2010 and thereafter.
The Index will be reviewed biannually (March, September) as to its composition and quarterly (March, June, September and December) regarding capping factors.
The RAK FTZ Client Satisfaction Survey is conducted biannually, with the next one scheduled for the end of 2009.
The WAGC is staged biannually and it will be the third successive occasion that Liverpool may boast of having more gymnasts in the squad than any other club in Britain.
Held biannually the second Thursday of May and October, the upcoming Canton Flea Market Arts and Crafts Show on October 8 promises treasures galore for shoppers across the state and beyond.
Attorney Leslie Evans listed 32 sales of single-family residences and building lots from January to June in the biannually published report.
It is measured biannually and is based on a survey of consumer confidence in the market for the next six months.
Up to 10,000 people are expected to turn out for the event that builds on the town's Maritime Festival, which is held biannually, and acts as a taster for the Tall Ships' Races in 2010.
Members of the international society meet biannually to discuss their research.
Instead of being mailed biannually, the bills are being sent quarterly.
The ACT Conference is held biannually in conjunction with the Central European Coatings Show.