plural BI’s. built-in.
a combining form meaning “twice,” “two,” used in the formation of compound words:
variant of bio-, especially before a vowel:
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(slang) short for bisexual (sense 1), bisexual (sense 6)
two; having two: bifocal
occurring every two; lasting for two: biennial
on both sides, surfaces, directions, etc: bilateral
occurring twice during: biweekly
denoting an organic compound containing two identical cyclic hydrocarbon systems: biphenyl
(rare in technical usage) indicating an acid salt of a dibasic acid: sodium bicarbonate
(not in technical usage) equivalent of di-1 (sense 2a)
a variant of bio-
The symbol for bismuth.
A brittle, pinkish-white, crystalline metallic element that occurs in nature as a free metal and in various ores. Bismuth is the most strongly diamagnetic element and has the highest atomic number of all stable elements. It is used to make low-melting alloys for fire-safety devices. Atomic number 83; atomic weight 208.98; melting point 271.3°C; boiling point 1,560°C; specific gravity 9.747; valence 3, 5. See Periodic Table.
having two angles or corners. adj.
a yellow, water-soluble liquid, C 4 H 6 O 2 , occurring in butter and in certain essential oils, as bay, and also synthesized: used chiefly to augment the flavor and odor of vinegar, coffee, and other foods.
occurring twice a year; semiannual. occurring every two years; biennial. Contemporary Examples Airline Pilots Ditch Charts and Paperwork for iPads to Save Money and Fuel Miranda Green June 27, 2013 Who to See and Where to be Seen: The Hot Tips for New York Fashion Week Barbara Ragghianti September 2, 2014 Gal With a Suitcase […]
having two ringlike bands, as of color. adjective (zoology) having two bands, esp of colour