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Definition of B:

  1. is the second letter of the English alphabet. ( See Guide to Pronunciation, 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w and m , letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng.


a, B.C., atomic number 5, B vitamin, type B, bacilli, bcc, cf., atrium, biannual, annual, bacillus, bpi, B-complex vitamin, 2, aorta, 8, anticoagulant, g, 4, acronym, c, d, demerit, aitch, bass, 1, Capt., f, academic year, group B, ABO system, barn, double flat, anon., full marks, boron, e, do, beat, BTW, A.D., artery, B complex, abbreviation, vitamin B, bleeding, apt., B.C.E., calendar, distinction, chord, AV, crotchet, cc, vitamin B complex, GPA, 00s, FWIW, CCTV, atheroma, biannual, ABC's, bel, h.