There are 3 definitions of B in English:

B1

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Pronunciation: /biː
 
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(also b)

noun (plural Bs or B's)

  • 1The second letter of the alphabet.
  • 1.1Denoting the second in a set of items, categories, sizes, etc..
  • 1.2The second highest class of academic mark: my grade on that first paper was a B
  • 1.3(In the UK) denoting a secondary road: the B4248 B-roads
  • 1.4Denoting the second-highest-earning socio-economic category for marketing purposes, including intermediate management and professional personnel.
  • 1.5 (b) Chess Denoting the second file from the left, as viewed from White’s side of the board.
  • 1.6 (usually b) The second fixed constant to appear in an algebraic equation.
  • 1.7 Geology Denoting a soil horizon of intermediate depth, typically the subsoil.
  • 1.8The human blood type (in the ABO system) containing the B antigen and lacking the A.
  • 1.9(With numeral) denoting a series of international standard paper sizes each twice the area of the next, as B0, B1, B2, B3, B4, etc., B4 being 250 × 353 mm.
  • 2 (usually B) Music The seventh note of the diatonic scale of C major.
  • 2.1A key based on a scale with B as its keynote.

Phrases

plan B

An alternative strategy: it’s time I put plan B into action
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  • Highly agitated by the display before her Felicia fled to the house and began to strategize her plan B for winning back her former husband.
  • So now you're falling back on plan B - demanding that I turn him over so you can bring him to Dominic.
  • And our job is to work with them and help them come up with a plan A, a plan B, to define goals and to attain those goals.

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There are 3 definitions of B in English:

B2

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Pronunciation: /biː
 
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abbreviation

  • 1Belgium (international vehicle registration).
  • 1.1Bishop (used in recording moves in chess): Be5
  • 1.2Black (used in describing grades of pencil lead): 2B pencils
  • 1.3Bomber (in designations of US aircraft types): a B-52

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  • 1The chemical element boron.
  • 1.1 Physics Magnetic flux density.

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Pronunciation: /biː
 
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abbreviation

  • 1 Physics Barn(s).
  • 1.1 (b.) Born (used to indicate a date of birth): George Lloyd (b.1913)
  • 1.2 Cricket (On scorecards) bowled by: AC Hudson b Prasad 146
  • 1.3 Cricket (On scorecards) bye(s): extras (b 6, lb 24, nb 9) 39

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