- computer firmware that directs many basic functions of the operating system, as booting and keyboard control.
Origin of BIOS
- biological: a bio control service using praying mantises to reduce the population of garden pests.
Origin of bio
Related Words for bioscareer, story, essay, autobiography, account, memory, treatise, chronicle, journal, anecdote, life, reminiscence, note, recollection, diary, thesis, narrative, biography, confession, letter
Examples from the Web for bios
Contemporary Examples of bios
Bios of Led Zeppelin have noted this, and Page has never denied it.‘No Stairway, Denied!’ Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Winds on Down the Road
October 22, 2014
In the memorial sits a three-ring-binder which contains the bios of the women who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.The Names You Don’t Hear: Nearly 200 Women Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan
May 26, 2014
Plus: Click here for photos and bios of every speaker and performer.Women in the World Agenda
The Daily Beast
March 8, 2010
Historical Examples of bios
This Bios had hardly been twelve months on the boards as yet!
"Bios be d––––," said Sexty, uttering a string of heavy imprecations.
Should he run one further great chance with Bios,—and if so, by whose assistance?
It was the same Bios whose nature and drift and ways and methods and aspects engaged them all.Ann Veronica
H. G. Wells
- short for biography
short for biography, attested from 1961.