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AcronymDefinition
BBig
bBit
BBillion
BByte
BAbove Average grade
BReverse Side, Record
BBack (chat)
BBlack
BBusiness
BBook
BBlue
BButt (welded joint type)
BBad (worst CD condition)
BBase (transistor; electronics)
BBottom
bBrown
BBritish
BBank
BBlock
BBorn
BBe
BBag
BBlank
BBass
BBoat (Stores 100 code)
BBomber (US military aircraft designation; as in B-52)
BBridge
BBible
BBeta (2nd brightest star in a constellation)
BBefore
BBold Text (HTML)
BBritain
BBoth
BBat
BBureau
BBishop
BBravo
BBiological
BBachelor
BBarn
BBrick
BIndividual (IRB)
BBinary
BBandwidth
BBore (French: Boron)
BBulb
BBirmingham (postcode, United Kingdom)
BBerlin (auto license plate)
BBrightness
BBoeing
BBirthday (Beatles song)
BBelgium (International Auto Identification)
BBolivar (unit of currency)
BBilateral
BBasso
BBucharest (Romanian state capital)
BBalboa (currency of Panama)
BBiography (library code)
BY-Intercept (from the equation y = mx + b)
BBale
BBoron
BBlade (comic; movie)
BBeam (naval architecture; width of hull)
BBaht (currency of Thailand)
BNova Scotia (Canada Post designation)
BBaume (relating to the propriety of hydrometer measurements)
BBacillus
BBaroness
BBowled
BBrazing
BTical (another name for baht, Thai currency)
BBillable
BBezier (spline curve)
BBearer Channel (ISDN)
BAt or Below (constrained altitude)
BBiocide
BBetaxolol (blood pressure drug)
BPanamanian Balboa (national currency)
BBombadier
BSemipostal (philatelic catalog prefix for non-standard stamps)
BButut (1/100 division of the dalasi, the Gambian currency)
BBarnabites (religious order)
BMagnetic Field Density (physics)
BBetopic (same as Betaxolol)
BBanknote Corporation of America (philatelic mark for company stamps)
BB computer language (Ken Thompson; predecessor to C)
BBone Marrow-Derived Lymphocyte
Bcross-over barrier pattern (US DoD)
BFederal Reserve Bank of New York City (designates original spot of circulation of a bill)
BBordetella Bacterium
BSwitzerland Postmark (for letters going to Sardinia)
BUS Domestic Stamp Rate (18 cents, issued 15 May 1981)
References in classic literature ?
though you do not recognize) a Fourth Dimension, which is not colour nor brightness nor anything of the kind, but a true Dimension, although I cannot point out to you its direction, nor can you possibly measure it.
The obscurity of the saloon showed to advantage the brightness outside, and we looked out as if this pure crystal had been the glass of an immense aquarium.
said Violet, with a very satisfied tone; "and now we must have some little shining bits of ice, to make the brightness of her eyes.
And when we walked together, oh, ghosts of our youth, the world was very gay and bright; but now it has grown old and we are growing weary, and only you can bring the brightness and the freshness back to us.
I thought there never was such gladness in the air before, such brightness in the sun, such beauty in the sea.
Strickland was a weird figure as he lay there, thinner than ever, with his ragged red beard and his eyes staring feverishly into vacancy; his illness seemed to have made them larger, and they had an unnatural brightness.
She looked at him with a new interest, and a brightness came into her faded eyes.
Yes," said the countess when the brightness these young people had brought into the room had vanished; and as if answering a question no one had put but which was always in her mind, "and how much suffering, how much anxiety one has had to go through that we might rejoice in them now
She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor snow.
Weston commenting upon the brightness of the morning and the beauty of the bay, and then upon the advantages A possessed over many other fashionable places of resort.
It was full of a proud young mother's accounts of "baby" -- her cleverness, her brightness, her thousand sweetnesses.
The very brightness and brilliancy of their toilettes, the rustling of their dresses, the trim elegance and daintiness which he was able to appreciate without being able to understand, only served to deepen his consciousness of the gulf which lay between him and them.