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B1 British & World English

The second letter of the alphabet

B2 British & World English

Belgium (international vehicle registration)

B New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

2nd letter of the alphabet

B in B1 British & World English

The seventh note of the diatonic scale of C major

boron British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 5, a non-metallic solid

B in boron British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 5, a non-metallic solid

class A drug British & World English

An illegal narcotic drug classified as being of the most harmful and addictive (or a less harmful and addictive) kind, possession or sale of which incurs corresponding legal penalties

Bel New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unit of sound intensity or electrical power level

boron New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 5

B in bishop New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital in titles (the Bishop of Oxford, but the bishop said …); abbreviation Bp, in chess B

b in B1 British & World English

The second letter of the alphabet

barn British & World English

A unit of area, 10−28 square metres, used especially in particle physics

b in barn2 British & World English

A unit of area, 10−28 square metres, used especially in particle physics

b. in b British & World English

Born (used to indicate a date of birth)

born New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

existing as a result of birth;

B & B British & World English

Bed and breakfast

B & E British & World English

Breaking and entering

b/w British & World English

Black and white (used especially to describe printing, film, photographs, or television pictures)

R & B British & World English

short for rhythm and blues.

b-boy British & World English

A young man involved with hip-hop culture

b'day British & World English

Short for birthday.

plan B British & World English

An alternative strategy

B-cell British & World English

Another term for B-lymphocyte.

B-film British & World English

Another term for B-movie.

B-side British & World English

The side of a pop single regarded as the less important one

B-tree British & World English

An organizational structure for information storage and retrieval in the form of a tree in which all terminal nodes are the same distance from the base, and all non-terminal nodes have between n and 2n subtrees or pointers (where n is an integer)

Type B British & World English

A personality type characterized as easy-going and thought to have low susceptibility to stress

B-side New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

less important side of a pop single

B-movie British & World English

A low-budget film of inferior quality made for use as a supporting feature in a cinema programme

B-picture British & World English

Another term for B-movie.

B-school British & World English

Business school

Linear B British & World English

A form of Bronze Age writing discovered on tablets in Crete, dating from circa 1400 to 1200 bc. In 1952 it was shown to be a syllabic script composed of linear signs, derived from Linear A and older Minoan scripts, representing a form of Mycenaean Greek

vitamin B British & World English

Any of a group of substances (the vitamin B complex) which are essential for the working of certain enzymes in the body and, although not chemically related, are generally found together in the same foods. They include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)

Zyklon B British & World English

Hydrogen cyanide adsorbed on or released from a carrier in the form of small tablets, used as an insecticidal fumigant and by the Nazis as a lethal gas

Zyklon B New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

hydrogen cyanide released from small tablets

King, B. B. British & World English

(B.1925), American blues singer and guitarist; born Riley B. King. An established blues performer, he came to the notice of a wider audience in the late 1960s, when his style of guitar playing was imitated by rock musicians

hepatitis B British & World English

A severe form of viral hepatitis transmitted in infected blood, causing fever, debility, and jaundice

B'nai B'rith British & World English

A Jewish organization founded in New York in 1843, which pursues educational, humanitarian, and cultural activities and attempts to safeguard the rights and interests of Jews around the world


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