Other definitions for B (2 of 7)
the second letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter B or b, as in bid, bauble, or daubed.
something having the shape of a B.
a written or printed representation of the letter B or b.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter B or b.
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Other definitions for B (4 of 7)
the second in order or in a series.
(sometimes lowercase) (in some grading systems) a grade or mark, as in school or college, indicating the quality of a student's work as good or better than average.
(sometimes lowercase) (in some school systems) a symbol designating the second semester of a school year.
Physiology. a major blood group usually enabling a person whose blood is of this type to donate blood to persons of type B or AB and to receive blood from persons of type O or B.: Compare ABO system.
the seventh tone in the scale of C major or the second tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.
a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.
a written or printed note representing this tone.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the seventh tone of the scale of C major, called ti.
the tonality having B as the tonic note.
(sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 300.
a proportional shoe width size, narrower than C and wider than A.
a proportional brassiere cup size, smaller than C and larger than A.
Physics. magnetic induction (def. 1).
a designation for a motion picture made on a low budget and meant as the secondary part of a double feature.
a quality rating for a corporate or municipal bond, lower than BB and higher than CCC.
Other definitions for B- (5 of 7)
(in designations of aircraft) bomber: B-29.
Other definitions for b. (6 of 7)
Baseball. base; baseman.
blend of; blended.
Other definitions for B. (7 of 7)
Baseball. base; baseman.
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How to use b in a sentence
Instead, a crude 1-1 move from the old domain A to a new domain b was planned.
That also means it’s harder to make a case for Player C when Player A and Player b rank higher across various impact metrics.
So, optimizing the interaction between the antigen “pins” and b cells is critical to making vaccines that actually work.How Fake Viruses Can Help Us Make the Best Possible Vaccines | Shelly Fan | July 7, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Starsky, another well-known self-driving truck startup, saw a Series b investment fall apart last November and, after looking for a buyer in the ensuing months, was forced to shut down when none could be found.TuSimple’s Robot Big Rigs Will Automate Freight Coast to Coast | Jason Dorrier | July 5, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Where there is a shortage of winged workers to pollinate crops, farmers could one day use robots “as a Plan b,” he says.Bubble-blowing drones may one day aid artificial pollination | Maria Temming | June 22, 2020 | Science News
John b. Stetson was born in 1830 in New Jersey, the son of a hat maker.
Just another example of a guy in a John b. Stetson hat saving the day.
Liz G., one half of “Publizity” [the other half of which, Liz b, is played by Jenny Slate] is one of the best on the show.
Army b-squad players who fail to make it onto the varsity team after a year or two usually quit football.
More, Queen b officially became the most Grammy-nominated woman of all time.10 Biggest Grammy Award Snubs and Surprises: Meghan Trainor, Miley Cyrus & More | Kevin Fallon | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; b was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
(b) Diseases of the stomach associated with deficient hydrochloric acid, as chronic gastritis and gastric cancer.
The usual forms are: (a) Ammoniomagnesium phosphate crystals; (b) acid calcium phosphate crystals; and (c) amorphous phosphates.
Aunty Rosa sat him upon a table and told him that A b meant ab.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for b (1 of 6)
chess See algebraic notation
British Dictionary definitions for b (2 of 6)
the second letter and first consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiced bilabial stop, as in bell
Also: beta the second in a series, esp the second highest grade in an examination
British Dictionary definitions for B (3 of 6)
a note having a frequency of 493.88 hertz (B above middle C) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the seventh note of the scale of C major
a key, string, or pipe producing this note
the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
the supporting or less important of two things: the B side of a record
a human blood type of the ABO group, containing the B antigen
(in Britain) a secondary road
the number 11 in hexadecimal notation
magnetic flux density
(on Brit pencils, signifying degree of softness of lead) black: B; 2B; 3B Compare H (def. 5)
Also: b physics bel
physics baryon number
a person whose job is in middle management, or who holds an intermediate administrative or professional position
(as modifier): a B worker See also occupation groupings
Belgium (international car registration)
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British Dictionary definitions for B. (6 of 6)
(on maps, etc) bay
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Scientific definitions for B
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