[ bis ]
/ bɪs /
again (used as an enthusiastic call for the repetition of a musical performance).
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Origin of bis1
1810–20; <Italian <Latin; OL duistwice
Definition for bis (2 of 3)
[ bis ]
/ bɪs /
a sheer, often embroidered linen, used in the manufacture of altar cloths.
Also bisso .
Origin of bis2
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin byssusbyssus
Definition for bis (3 of 3)
Bank for International Settlements.
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British Dictionary definitions for bis (1 of 2)
/ (bɪs) /
twice; for a second time (used in musical scores to indicate a part to be repeated)
Word Origin for bis
C19: via Italian from Latin, from Old Latin duis
British Dictionary definitions for bis (2 of 2)
Bank for International Settlements: an institution, based in Basel, Switzerland, that accepts deposits, makes loans for national central banks, and assists in offsetting speculative movements of funds between the major currencies; set up in 1930
Bosnia-Herzegovina (international car registration)
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Medical definitions for bis
Having two identical but separated complex chemical groups in one molecule:1,4-bis(5-phenyloxazol-2-yl)-benzene.
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