Definition of half-yearly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɑːfˈjəːli/

adjective& adverb

1At intervals of six months: [as adjective]: the loan was to be repaid by 80 half-yearly instalments [as adverb]: the interest will be paid half-yearly in June and December
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  • Interest would be paid half-yearly on January 30 and July 30, each year.
  • The first half-yearly general meeting of the company was held at its office in King William Street, Adelaide on 27 July 1866.
  • But he had actually paid in half-yearly instalments and handed over the first £660 in May, with the second payment not due until next month.
1.1 [as adjective] Relating to half a financial year: half-yearly sales
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  • From next year, unlisted, publicly issued companies will be required by law to disclose half-yearly and quarterly financial reports, both of which will have to be audited.
  • The interim results for the six month period to February 29 of this year showed a 28 per cent fall in half-yearly pre-tax profits from about £91 million to £65 million.
  • Hilton is expected to post half-yearly pre-tax profits of between £165m and £175m, compared with £110m last time.

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