Definitions for b
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aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
B-complex vitamin, B complex, vitamin B complex, vitamin B, B vitamin, B(noun)
originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
boron, B, atomic number 5(noun)
a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels
(physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
B, type B, group B(noun)
the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen
latitude in the galactic coordinate system
An academic grade awarded by some institutions. Slightly better than a B and slightly worse than an A-.
A position in ballet where the dancer's working leg is pointed behind them in a bent fourth position; an unstretched tendu en arriu00E8re
is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, // 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w and m , letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng. bear and Lat. ferre; Eng. silver and Ger. silber; Lat. cubitum and It. gomito; Eng. seven, Anglo-Saxon seofon, Ger. sieben, Lat. septem, Gr."epta`, Sanskrit saptan. The form of letter B is Roman, from Greek B (Beta), of Semitic origin. The small b was formed by gradual change from the capital B
B is the second letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is used to represent a variety of bilabial sounds, but most commonly a voiced bilabial stop.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
(a) Abbreviation for Baumé, a hydrometer scale. (See Baumé.) Thus 10º B. means "ten degrees Baumé." (b) Symbol for the coefficient of induced magnetization, or the number of lines per square centimeter induced in a magnetic circuit or in any specified part of it.
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