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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. bromine.


Real Estate.
  1. bedroom.


  1. bedroom.
  2. branch.
  3. brass.
  4. brig.
  5. bronze.
  6. brother.
  7. brown.


  1. brick.
  2. Britain.
  3. British.


or B.R., B/R.

  1. bills receivable.
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Examples from the Web for br

Historical Examples

  • Now, please to speak for us, and tell us what you think of Br.

    Bertha and Her Baptism

    Nehemiah Adams

  • Mr. A., the reader, then said that he should be glad to learn from his Br.

  • An' I can 'member, Br'er Cotten, when you didn' own fo' houses an' a fahm.

  • Then he proceeded to tell me what a great institution "Br'er Rabbit" was.

    An African Adventure

    Isaac F. Marcosson

  • Behind the mantle are two buds (br), the rudiments of the gills.

British Dictionary definitions for br


abbreviation for
  1. brother
  2. Also: B/R bills receivable
the internet domain name for
  1. Brazil


abbreviation for
  1. (in a religious order) Brother
the chemical symbol for
  1. bromine


abbreviation for
  1. (formerly) British Rail
  2. Brazil (international car registration)


abbreviation for
  1. Britain
  2. British
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br in Medicine


  1. The symbol for the elementbromine

br in Science


  1. The symbol for bromine.


  1. A reddish-brown volatile element of the halogen group found in compounds occurring in ocean water. The pure form is a nonmetallic liquid that gives off a highly irritating vapor. It is used to make dyes, sedatives, and photographic film. Atomic weight 79.904; atomic number 35; melting point 7.2°C; boiling point 58.78°C; specific gravity 3.12; valence 1, 3, 5, 7. See Periodic Table.
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