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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Arts. See A. B. and bachelor. Bachelor of Agriculture: same as B. Agr. British Association (for the Advancement of Science): used in such phrases as B. A. unit. See unit.
  • n. A common abbreviation in mineralogical works for before the blowpipe: as, quartz is infusible B. B.
  • n. An abbreviation of before Christ, used in noting dates preceding the Christian era: as, the battle of Thermopylæ was fought 480 b. c.; Julius Cæsar invaded Britain 55 B. C.
  • n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Divinity.
  • n. An abbreviation (adjective) of Bachelor of Law
  • n. in com., of bill of lading.
  • An abbreviation of Bachelor of Medicine.
  • A common abbreviation in stock-exchange reports and documents of buyer's option: as, b. o. 3 (that is, at the buyer's option within 3 days).
  • n. An abbreviation
  • n. of Bachelor of Chemistry;
  • n. of Bachelor of Commerce;
  • n. same as C. B. ;
  • n. of bail court.
  • An abbreviation of Bachelor of Engineering;
  • of Bachelor of Elements;
  • of Bachelor of Elocution.
  • n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Finance.
  • n. An abbreviation of bay gelding.
  • n. An abbreviation of bay horse (that is, stallion).
  • n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Letters or of Literature
  • n. military, of breech-loading.
  • n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Metallurgy
  • n. of Bachelor of Music.
  • n. An abbreviation of bay mare
  • n. of bench-mark
  • n. of board-measure.
  • n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Oratory.
  • n. An abbreviation of Bachelor of Painting;
  • n. Bachelor of Philosophy;
  • n. British Pharmacopoeia;
  • n. British public.
  • An abbreviation of Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Science.

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