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Old 11-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #33
DevilDog
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Originally Posted by Bartelby View Post
Biannual does mean twice a year.

Biennial means every second year.

I think some dictionaries may have decided that the word biannual is used for both and as they're descriptive and not prescriptive in nature they have changed the definition.

Where I come from the distinction is still pretty clear and I had no confusion as to what you meant.
Its good to know that Martians use the same word for Biannual.
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