BIOS

[ bahy-ohs ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊs /

noun

computer firmware that directs many basic functions of the operating system, as booting and keyboard control.

Origin of BIOS

B(asic) I(nput)/O(utput) S(ystem)

Definition for bios (2 of 2)

bio

[ bahy-oh ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊ /
Informal.

noun, plural bi·os.

adjective

biological: a bio control service using praying mantises to reduce the population of garden pests.

Origin of bio

1945–50; by shortening; as adj., independent use of bio-, taken as a free form
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British Dictionary definitions for bios

bio

/ (ˈbaɪəʊ) /

noun plural bios

short for biography
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