Definitionenregional note: in AM, use semiannual
1. adjective [ADJ n] Half-yearly means happening in the middle of a calendar year or a financial year. [British] ⇒ This is the half-yearly meeting of the interim committee. ⇒ ...the Central Bank's half-yearly report on the state of the economy. 2. adjective [ADJ n]
A company's half-yearly profits are the profits that it makes in six months. [British] ⇒ The company announced a half-yearly profit of just £2 million.
3. adjective [usu ADJ n]
Half-yearly means happening twice a year, with six months between each event. [British] ⇒ ...half-yearly payments.
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