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bio 1

Pronunciation: /ˈbīō/
informal

noun (plural bios)

A biography or short biographical profile of someone: the latest in a series of unauthorized bios
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  • The first two bios in the series are available: Bo Diddley here, Chuck Berry here.
  • But… well, she's either read my books wrong, or she was so busy trying to translate my bio into a series of how-to tips that she never read them at all.
  • I also have several bios / profiles from some of the writers.

adjective

Biographical: it was excluded from her official bio material
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  • Author agrees to give Publisher the right to use the author's name, likeness, title of book, and bio material for publishing, advertising and promoting the work.
  • Please provide your Current Contact and Bio Information for the 40th Reunion Book.
  • The performer must also provide a photo, and PR and bio information for our booking agent to review.

Origin

1920s: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with bio

Cetshwayo, Io, ngaio, Ohio

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Syllabification: bi·o

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There are 2 main definitions of bio in English:

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bio 2

Pronunciation: /ˈbīō/
informal

noun

US
Biology: I majored in bio and I’m waiting to see about med school
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  • My school encourages us to take bio, then chem, then physics, but because of our term system we can double up on sciences.
  • I believe (bio class was a long time ago) that cells can communicate chemically and tell other cells, "hey, join up here.
  • She's a bio major trying to decide between pre-med and biomedical engineering.

adjective

Biological: studying the effects of bio treatment he’s never met his bio dad
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  • This stool, made from the bio material, can hold all of his approximately 200 pounds.
  • My bio dad walked out on me when I was two.
  • We were terrified that we would have a situation where the bio mother would change her mind, and we would lose the child.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation.

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Syllabification: bi·o

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