PTB

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AcronymDefinition
PTBPhysikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
PTBPulmonary Tuberculosis
PTBPartido Trabalhista Brasileiro (Portuguese: Brazilian Labor Party)
PTBPower Tab (computer program format)
PTBPrevent the Bite (dog bite prevention program)
PTBPropensity to Buy
PTBPush the Button
PTBPre-Term Birth
PTBPlain-Toe Blucher (shoes)
PTBPhineas Taylor Barnum (circus founder)
PTBPowers That Be
PTBPubtech Batchworks
PTBPhosphotyrosine-Binding
PTBPolypyrimidine Tract Binding Protein
PTBPetit Train de Banlieue (French: Small Suburban Train; Senegal)
PTBPush to Break (electronic switch type)
PTBPortland Trail Blazers
PTBPass the Bud
PTBPlace to Be
PTBPass the Bong
PTBPassenger Terminal Building (aviation)
PTBPenn Treebank
PTBPatellar Tendon Bearing
PTBPortuguese Brazilian (language)
PTBPass The Buck
PTBPetersburg, Virginia (airport code)
PTBPosition Task Book (wildfire qualification system for firefighters)
PTBPart Time Basis
PTBPhotonics Tech Briefs (magazine)
PTBPtahhotep's Team Balancer (Counter-Strike)
PTBPhysical Trade Balance
PTBPlease Text Back
PTBProclamation to Blue (band)
PTBPartial Test Ban (nuclear weapons)
PTBPhillips Taylor Brown (UK)
PTBPaul Thomas Band
PTBPsychophysics Toolbox (vision reserach software)
PTBProto-Tibeto-Burman (languages)
PTBPounds Per Thousand Barrels
PTBPassenger Transportation Board (Canada)
PTBP-Town Ballers (band)
PTBPaid to Blog (online income program)
PTBPimp This Bum (homelessness prevention)
PTBPuro Tango Blast (Texas street/prison gang)
PTBPortadown True Blues
PTBPeer Transaction Bus
PTBPayroll Taxes and Benefits
PTBPakistan Technology Board (Ministry of Science and Technology; Pakistan)
PTBPersonal Touch Banking
PTBPaul the Bankie (Scottish football fan)
PTBProgram Time Base
PTBProtective Technology Branch
PTBPower Turbine Balance
PTBPatrol Torpedo Boat
PTBPaul Thorn Band
PTBProject Team Builder (Project Management Institute; software)
PTBPrimetime Ballers (Youth Basketball)
PTBPillsbury Throw Boys (basketball team; est. 2010)
PTBProfessional, Technical Business (UK)
References in periodicals archive ?
I should add that a Sino-Tibetan cognate of the Chinese word for "south" can now be cited: the form *nam 'ribs, chest, breast, sides of the body', reconstructed by Benedict (1972) for his Proto-Tibeto-Burman, corresponds regularly to the Old Chinese root *nim 'front of the body'.
For the etymology of this name, which seems to derive from a Proto-Tibeto-Burman verb "to be," see Matisoff 1985.
The following correspondences between Proto-Tibeto-Burman and Middle Chinese have been observed: