Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation baryon number
  • abbreviation Baseball base
  • abbreviation Music bass
  • abbreviation billion
  • abbreviation bishop (chess)

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  • noun The second letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  • noun A blood type that has a specific antigen that aggravates the immune response in people with type A antigen in their blood. They can receive blood from type B or type O, but cannot receive blood from AB or A.
  • noun chemistry The symbol for boron.
  • noun computing Hexadecimal symbol for 11.
  • noun biochemistry IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for either glutamine or glutamic acid
  • noun The second letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.
  • noun The ordinal number second, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.
  • abbreviation cricket the number of balls faced by a batsman
  • abbreviation The quantity one billion (1,000,000,000), usually used to signify a sum of money
  • abbreviation UK The grade of pencil that makes darker marks than grade HB but lighter marks than grade 2B; a pencil with soft lead.
  • abbreviation chess Bishop
  • noun A personality type of someone who is relaxed and easygoing and able to engage in leisure activities without worrying about work.
  • noun An academic grade, better than a C and worse than an A
  • noun Signifies a second-tier or second class of a given commodity, group, or category, as in B-movie, B-list, etc.
  • noun Alternate or secondary part, as the back side of a phonograph record. Contrasted with A, which is the primary part.
  • noun music The seventh note in the C major scale.
  • noun computing byte

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek letter Β (B, "Beta").

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