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3 definitions found
 for half-yearly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Half-yearly \Half"-year`ly\ (-y[=e]r`l[y^]), a.
     Two in a year; semiannual. -- adv. Twice in a year;
     semiannually.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cyclic \Cyc"lic\ (s?k"l?k or s?"kl?k), Cyclical \Cyc"lic*al\
     (s?k"l?-kal), a. [Cf. F. cycluque, Gr. kykliko`s, fr. ky`klos
     See Cycle.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles;
        as, cyclical time. --Coleridge.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Chemistry) Having atoms bonded to form a ring structure.
        Opposite of acyclic.
  
     Note: Used most commonly in respect to organic compounds.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: bicyclic; heterocyclic;
           homocyclic, isocyclic]
  
     Syn: closed-chain, closed-ring.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. Recurring in cycles[2]; having a pattern that repeats at
        approximately equal intervals; periodic. Opposite of
        noncyclic.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: alternate(prenominal),
           alternating(prenominal); alternate(prenominal), every
           other(prenominal), every second(prenominal);
           alternating(prenominal), oscillating(prenominal);
           biyearly; circadian exhibiting 24-hour
           periodicity); circular; daily, diurnal;
           fortnightly, biweekly; hourly; midweek,
           midweekly; seasonal; semestral, semestrial;
           semiannual, biannual, biyearly; semiweekly,
           biweekly; weekly; annual, yearly; biennial;
           bimonthly, bimestrial; half-hourly; half-yearly;
           monthly; tertian, alternate(prenominal);
           triennial]
           [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. Marked by repeated cycles[2].
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     Cyclic chorus, the chorus which performed the songs and
        dances of the dithyrambic odes at Athens, dancing round
        the altar of Bacchus in a circle.
  
     Cyclic poets, certain epic poets who followed Homer, and
        wrote merely on the Trojan war and its heroes; -- so
        called because keeping within the circle of a single
        subject. Also, any series or coterie of poets writing on
        one subject. --Milman.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  half-yearly
      adv 1: every half year, every six months
      adj 1: occurring or payable twice each year [syn: semiannual,
             biannual, biyearly, half-yearly]

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