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B 1

1. The symbol for boron.
2. The symbol for magnetic flux density.

B 2

abbr.
1. baryon number
2. Baseball base
3. Music bass
4. billion
5. bishop (chess)

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b 1

or B  (bē)
n. pl. b's or B's also bs or Bs
1. The second letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter b.
3. The second in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter B.
5. B The second best or second highest in quality or rank: a mark of B on an English theme.
6. Music
a. The seventh tone in the scale of C major or the second tone in the relative minor scale.
b. A key or scale in which B is the tonic.
c. A written or printed note representing this tone.
d. A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this tone.
7. B One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. Individuals with this blood group have the B antigen on the surface of their red blood cells, and the anti-A antibody in their blood serum.

b 2

abbr.
1. Physics barn
2. or B bel
3. bottom quark
4. breadth

b

(biː) or

B

n, pl b's, B's or Bs
1. the second letter and first consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiced bilabial stop, as in bell
3. Also: beta the second in a series, esp the second highest grade in an examination

b

symbol for
(Chess & Draughts) chess See algebraic notation

B

symbol for
1. (Music, other) music
a. a note having a frequency of 493.88 hertz (B above middle C) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the seventh note of the scale of C major
b. a key, string, or pipe producing this note
c. the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
2. the supporting or less important of two things: the B side of a record.
3. (Physiology) a human blood type of the ABO group, containing the B antigen
4. (in Britain) a secondary road
5. (Mathematics) the number 11 in hexadecimal notation
6. (Elements & Compounds) chem boron
7. (General Physics) magnetic flux density
8. (Chess & Draughts) chess bishop
9. (on Brit pencils, signifying degree of softness of lead) black: B; 2B; 3B. Compare H5
10. (General Physics) physics Also: b bel
11. (Nuclear Physics) physics baryon number
12. (Currencies) balboa
13. (Currencies) belga
14. (Currencies) bolívar
15. (Photography) photog B-setting
16. (Sociology)
a. a person whose job is in middle management, or who holds an intermediate administrative or professional position
b. (as modifier): a B worker. See also occupation groupings
abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Belgium (international car registration)

B, b

(bi)

n., pl. Bs B's, bs b's.
1. the second letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a B.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter B or b.

B

Chess. bishop.

B


Symbol.
1. the second in order or in a series.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a grade or mark indicating that academic work, a product, etc., is good but not of the highest quality.
3. a major blood group. See ABO system.
4.
a. the seventh tone of the ascending C major scale.
b. a tonality having B as the tonic.
5. boron.
6. magnetic induction.
7. a designation for a motion picture made on a low budget.

B.

1. bachelor.
2. bacillus.
3. Baseball. base; baseman.
4. bay.
5. Bible.
6. bolivar.
7. book.
8. born.
9. breadth.
10. British.
11. brother.
12. brotherhood.

b.

1. bachelor.
2. bale.
3. bass.
4. basso.
5. bay.
6. billion.
7. blend of; blended.
8. book.
9. born.
10. breadth.
11. brother.

B-

(in designations of aircraft) bomber: B-29.

B

The symbol for boron.

B

A member of the second highest grouping into which society is divided by occupation, typically a person in middle management, or in the intermediate ranks of an administrative or professional occupation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.B - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacteriumB - aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
anthrax bacillus, Bacillus anthracis - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
Bacillus globigii, Bacillus subtilis, grass bacillus, hay bacillus - a species of bacillus found in soil and decomposing organic matter; some strains produce antibiotics
Yersinia pestis - a bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Bacillus - type genus of the Bacillaceae; includes many saprophytes important in decay of organic matter and a number of parasites
2.B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitaminsB - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
choline - a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
inositol - an optically inactive alcohol that is a component of the vitamin B complex
pantothen, pantothenic acid - a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
water-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in water
aneurin, antiberiberi factor, thiamin, thiamine, vitamin B1 - a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
antipernicious anemia factor, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, vitamin B12 - a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
hepatoflavin, lactoflavin, ovoflavin, riboflavin, vitamin B2, vitamin G - a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
adermin, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, vitamin B6 - a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
folacin, folate, folic acid, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, vitamin Bc, vitamin M - a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
niacin, nicotinic acid - a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
biotin, vitamin H - a B vitamin that aids in body growth
3.B - a trivalent metalloid elementB - a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
borax - an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent
kernite - a light soft mineral consisting of hydrated sodium borate in crystalline form; an important source of boron
4.B - a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibelsB - a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels
sound unit - any acoustic unit of measurement
5.b - (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
atomic physics, nuclear physics, nucleonics - the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
6.B - the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabetb - the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
7.B - the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigenB - the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen
blood group, blood type - human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens
Translations

B

b [biː]
A. N
1. (= letter) → B f, b f
B for BertieB de Burgos
number 7b (in house numbers) → número 7b
2. (Mus) Bsi m
B major/minorsi mayor/menor
B sharp/flatsi sostenido/bemol
3. (Scol) → notable m
B. CPD B road N (Brit) → carretera f comarcal or secundaria

B

b [ˈbiː] n
(= letter) → B, b m
B for Benjamin, B for Baker (US)B comme Berthe
(= mark) → bien, B
I got a B- → j'ai eu 14
I got a B+ → j'ai eu 16
(= musical note) B → si m B-road

B

, b
nB nt, → b nt; (Sch: as a mark) → zwei, gut; (Mus) → H nt, → h nt; B flatB nt, → b nt; B sharpHis nt, → his nt ? natural

b

abbr of borngeb.

B

b [biː] n
a. (letter) → B, b f or m inv
b. (Mus) → si m
c. (Scol) (mark) → 8 (buono)
B for Benjamin (Am) B for Baker → B come Bologna