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 (sĕm′ē-ăn′yo͞o-əl, sĕm′ī-)
Occurring or issued twice a year.

sem′i·an′nu·al·ly adv.


1. occurring every half-year
2. lasting for half a year
ˌsemiˈannually adv


(ˌsɛm iˈæn yu əl, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

1. occurring, done, or published every half year or twice a year.
2. lasting for half a year.
sem`i•an′nu•al•ly, adv.
usage: See bi-1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semiannual - occurring or payable twice each year
periodic, periodical - happening or recurring at regular intervals; "the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust"
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