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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bacillus, Bnoun

    aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil

  2. B-complex vitamin, B complex, vitamin B complex, vitamin B, B vitamin, Bnoun

    originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins

  3. boron, B, atomic number 5noun

    a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder

  4. Bel, Bnoun

    a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels

  5. barn, bnoun

    (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter

  6. B, bnoun

    the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet

  7. B, type B, group Bnoun

    the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen


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    latitude in the galactic coordinate system

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  5. Bnoun

    An academic grade awarded by some institutions. Slightly better than a B and slightly worse than an A-.

  6. Bnoun

    A position in ballet where the dancer's working leg is pointed behind them in a bent fourth position; an unstretched tendu en arrière

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

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  1. B

    B or b is the second letter of the Latin-script alphabet. Its name in English is bee (pronounced ), plural bees. It represents the voiced bilabial stop in many languages, including English. In some other languages, it is used to represent other bilabial consonants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. B

    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


  1. 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

  1. B

    (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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of B in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of B in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    a vigorous blow
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