Definition from Oxford language
Bi-Monthly: done, produced, or occurring twice a month or every two months.
How can I ensure it is correctly interpreted as every two months instead of twice a month? I am thinking of a single word instead of a phrase.
Thanks everyone who weighs in. As a non-native English speaker and a new learner, I find it strange that bi-monthly can mean once every two months and twice per month.
Let's say if someone says
you will be billed bi-monthly or
you have to make a payment bi-monthly How will it be interpreted if no context is given?
I am writing a list like below
If no context is provided, I believe it is understandable that
once every two months.
However, if I were to rearrange the list like this
It will be interpreted as twice per month although what I want to mean is actually once every two months.