Definition of biweekly in US English:

biweekly

adjective & adverb

  • Appearing or taking place every two weeks or twice a week.

    as adjective ‘a biweekly bulletin’
    as adverb ‘she followed her doctor's instructions to undergo health checks biweekly’
    • ‘The 161 plants that bolted in 1986 were monitored weekly or biweekly from 12 April to 10 September for survival, flowering, and silique production.’
    • ‘The volunteer will commit to a shift from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. either weekly or biweekly.’
    • ‘So they began biweekly strategy meetings with precinct commanders and top brass, in which all participants were required to share everything they knew.’
    • ‘Until completion, the organisation will be given biweekly progress reports.’
    • ‘The extern maintains a procedure log, which is reviewed biweekly by the clinical educator who tracks the types of procedures the extern is participating in.’
    • ‘But I think the problem with unproven columnists is that they don't have a demonstrated ability to bring new ideas into play on a biweekly basis.’
    • ‘In 1999, the foreign ministry opened a new, modern international media center, where biweekly press conferences are held with simultaneous translation.’
    • ‘Black Box is a class that gives students the chance to write, direct, and act in the five different biweekly shows in Studio Two, which is located behind the main stage of the SFU theatre.’
    • ‘He remains alive by dint of a sympathetic doctor who secretly slips him the $96 biweekly regimen of medicine.’
    • ‘Daily treatments are not more effective than weekly or biweekly treatments.’
    • ‘In addition, respondents also included 45 newspapers that published weekly or biweekly.’
    • ‘This is the case regardless of whether the employee is paid on a daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, or other basis.’
    • ‘The paper publishes biweekly starting Aug.7 and includes fashion spreads, Agit-Prop and Out in the City.’
    • ‘Follow-up procedures consisted of biweekly inquiries about the patient's clinical status, and a standardized examination every six weeks.’
    • ‘In 1997, Honey Lake, the Carson Lake region, and the Surprise Valley lakes were surveyed biweekly throughout the time period.’
    • ‘During the different phases, participants appear before the drug court judge weekly, biweekly, or monthly, depending on their phase of the treatment.’
    • ‘Yet behind the scenes, the company chose not to pay that severance in the lump sums its employees requested, opting instead for biweekly payments.’
    • ‘Beginning in the spring of that year, the cantankerous octogenarian wrote an extended series of letters - over three hundred in all - that appeared biweekly in a local newspaper.’
    • ‘He hopes to hold biweekly meetings with the administration.’
    • ‘However, 33 percent had no complaints about the market, suggesting why, out of 463 consumers interviewed, 56 percent keep returning on a weekly or biweekly basis.’

noun

  • A periodical that appears every two weeks or twice a week.

    • ‘Frank decided to put his friend to the test and see whether those at Canada's premier satirical biweekly could book a table for a party of 10 nobodies on a Friday night.’
    • ‘The entrepreneur, backed by a shadowy coven of anonymous investors, buys Canada's premier satirical biweekly.’
    • ‘Banjul's independent biweekly The Independent warned the AU to guard against colonialism.’
    • ‘He is a freelance journalist who has worked for KCBS News Radio and El Tecolote, a bilingual biweekly in San Francisco.’
    • ‘I would love to eventually publish Radar as a biweekly, but how quickly we make that transition will depend on our financing.’
    • ‘That's also true of many of the remaining locally owned papers (some 180 across the country, ranging from weeklies and biweeklies to monthlies and quarterlies).’
    • ‘I suggest you pick up a copy of the March 20 radical biweekly, in which he discourses at witty length on our love affair with this particular TV show.’
    • ‘This fall he, backed by the Greek shipping magnate, is scheduled to introduce a new Washington biweekly called The American Conservative.’
    • ‘The free newspaper, which had been a biweekly, relaunched May 10 and is going weekly in June.’
    • ‘Between 1999 and 2002, he gave the magazine $8.5 million to increase circulation and overall influence, and to help it become a biweekly.’
    • ‘My reliance on interpreters dates to January 1997, when I began editing an English-language biweekly in Vladivostok, a Russian port on the Sea of Japan.’
    • ‘So, as McLean wrote later, he ‘bought a bankrupt biweekly from a bankrupt bank in the middle of a depression.’’
    journal, publication, magazine, newspaper, paper, review, digest, gazette, newsletter, organ, serial, annual, quarterly, monthly, bimonthly, fortnightly, weekly
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Usage

On the ambiguity of words like biweekly, bimonthly, etc., see bi-

Pronunciation

biweekly

/baɪˈwikli//bīˈwēklē/