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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bibaɪ(adj.; n.)(pl.)

  1. bis, bi's.Slang. bisexual.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of bi:

1955–60; by shortening

Bi*

  1. bismuth.

    Category: Chemistry

* Chem. Symbol..

bi-*

  1. a combining form meaning “twice,”“two”bicarbonate.

    Category: Affix

* Usage: Most words referring to periods of time and prefixed by bi- are potentially ambiguous. Since bi - can be taken to mean either “twice each” or “every two,” a word like biweekly can be understood as “twice each week” or “every two weeks.” Confusion is often avoided by using the prefix semi- meaning “twice each” (semiweekly; semimonthly; semiannual) or by using the appropriate phrases: twice a week; twice each month; every two months; every two years.

Origin of bi-:

< L; cf. twi -

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bismuth, Bi, atomic number 83(noun)

    a heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically); usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals

Freebase

  1. bi

    .bi is the Internet country code top-level domain for Burundi. It is administered by the Burundi National Center of Information Technology. The registry site states that ".BI Registry has a rather liberal policy about domain names as soon as the domain name is in relation with the business name or one of its marks. The general principle is that a domain must reflect the truth." Registrations are open to anybody worldwide, but are not supposed to be registered or used for misleading purposes, though apparently no pre-screening is done to ensure this. The site also states that "We strongly discourage the use of suffixes of our country for misleading people. We remind that .bi stands for Republic of Burundi and for nothing else." This is apparently intended to discourage the "repurposing" of .bi as has been done with other ccTLDs, or the use in "domain hacks" where the TLD becomes part of a word or phrase. Use of "bi" in the sense of bisexuality is likely the sort of thing they are aiming to prevent, though it is unclear whether there have been any actual uses of the ccTLD in this manner. It is used by the Israeli company Vision.bi, which develops Business Intelligence software.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. BI

    Common written abbreviation for Breidbart Index.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bee(noun)

a four-winged insect that makes honey.

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