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Occurring twice a year:‘the biannual meeting of the planning committee’Compare with biennial
- ‘The fire forum itself has had a chequered history and does not attract many members of the public to its biannual meetings.’
- ‘He began as a chairman of the round table in 1998, going to biannual meetings in Paris.’
- ‘I need to get my biannual haircut, which is several months overdue…’
- ‘The biannual tour has grown from a six-city grassroots event to an award-winning 20-city, three-month tour.’
- ‘Currently, the only publicly funded showcase for local talent at the festival is the British Council's biannual event, to which it invites 250 international talent scouts.’
- ‘The club holds various regional events, and members are happy to share knowledge - especially through a superb biannual journal and programme of study days.’
- ‘At the 45th biannual meeting, such exclusivity agreements were discussed.’
- ‘Now based in London, he was organizing a biannual meeting of his senior team.’
- ‘Last year a national search for new songwriting talent began in preparation for Scotland's first festival of song, a biannual project to promote, encourage and nurture songwriting in Scotland.’
- ‘A subscription to this handsome biannual magazine is just $15.’
- ‘Now she helps to organise the biannual International Debutante Ball, which donates money to several causes, including servicemen's charities.’
- ‘But during the course of the biannual check-up, a discovery was made that would change Anne's life.’
- ‘Their biannual art competition and exhibition was lauded.’
- ‘We've been working on the play for four or five years now with the script having emerged from our biannual new work festival.’
- ‘And of course, the biannual IT fair had some of the latest gadgets on stands.’
- ‘It's a controversial message in light of everything we've heard for the last several years, but women appear to now have a choice between physical exams and annual or biannual mammograms.’
- ‘The biannual Information Security survey last year showed that 82% of UK companies with internet links still had no protection.’
- ‘Internationally the sport has a biannual European as well as World Championships at senior men's and women's and at U - 21 level for juniors.’
- ‘Rising stock prices and low interest rates have reduced financing costs for consumers and businesses, the chairman said in his biannual monetary report to Congress.’
- ‘More of those products will be unveiled at this week's show in Berlin, a biannual event that is one of Europe's biggest consumer-electronics trade fairs.’
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