is biweekly twice a week or every two weeks?

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its on instructions for an insecticide, and i don't want to use too much or too little...

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  • Mrs. S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    The term bi-weekly has always meant every 2 weeks to me, most of my jobs have had bi-weekly pay periods meaning I'd get my money every other Friday.

    Edit:

    From wikipedia:

    Biweekly has two conflicting meanings. It refers to either an event that occurs twice in a given week or an event that occurs every two weeks. Semi-weekly means every half week or twice a week. The term fortnightly can be used less ambiguously, with a two week interval equivalent to one fortnight.

    So I guess the answer is...both!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The word biweekly has double meanings.It can mean twice a week or every two weeks depending upon the context.

    Source(s): The Penguin Concise English Dictionary.
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  • 4 years ago

    Biannually is once every 2 years not two times a year. Semi annually is 2 times a year

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hey I say twice a week!

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  • Power
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I was going to say every other week until I read Mrs. S's comments. If you hare being told this by someone you should just check with them to see what they mean.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If this is referring to pay days at a job, it means, every two weeks.

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  • 1 decade ago

    noun

    a magazine that is published twice a month or twice a week

    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/brit...

    adjective, adverb

    happening or published every two weeks

    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/brit...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    twice a week

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    twice a week

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It can be both, you'd have to receive additional clarification.

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