B - Abbreviations list
 b
barn | bass | basso | bel | billion | bit | book | born | bowled | breadth | bye
 B
Bachelor | bass | basso | Baumé scale | Bay | bel | billion | bishop | black | book | boron | breadth | byte | eleven |
 B2B
business-to-business
 B2C
business-to-consumer
 B4
before
 B4N
bye for now
 Ba
barium
 BA
Bachelor of Arts | Beerenauslese | British Academy | British Airways | British Association
 BAA
British Accounting Association
 BAC
bacterial artificial chromosome
 BACS
Bankers’ Automated Clearing System
 bact.
bacteria | bacteriology
 bacteriol.
bacteriology
 BADC
Business Accounting Deliberation Council of Japan
 BAFTA
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
 BAHA
bone anchored hearing aid
 BAL
British anti-lewisite
 BAN
bond anticipation note
 B & B
bed and breakfast
 B & W
black-and-white
 bar.
barometer | barometric | barrel
 Bar.
barrister | Baruch
 BARB
Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board
 BArch
Bachelor of Architecture
 BARS
behaviourally anchored rating scales
 Bart
baronet
 BAS
Bachelor of Agricultural Science | Bachelor of Applied Science | Business Activity Statement
 BASc
Bachelor of Agricultural Science | Bachelor of Applied Science
 BASIC
Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
 BASW
British Association of Social Workers
 BAT
batch
 bat.
batch | battalion
 BATNEEC
best available technology not entailing excessive cost
 bb
Barbados
 BB
Boys’ Brigade | bye-bye | double black
 BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration | British Bankers’ Association
 BBC
British Broadcasting Corporation
 BBFC
British Board of Film Classification
 bbl
barrel
 BBQ
barbecue
 BBS
bulletin board system
 BC
because | before Christ | bone conduction |British Columbia | budgetary control
 BCA
Business Council of Australia
 bcc
blind carbon copy
 BCC
block character check | Breast Cancer Campaign | British Chambers of Commerce
 BCCS
Board of Currency Commissioners
 BCD
binary coded decimal
 BCE
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering | Bachelor of Civil Engineering | before the Common Era
 BCG
bacillus Calmette-Guérin (vaccine)
 BCh
Bachelor of Surgery
 BCH code
Bose-Chandhuri-Hocquenghem code
 BChE
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
 BCL
Bachelor of Civil Law
 BCNF
Boyce-Codd normal form
 BCNU
be seeing you
 BCNZ
Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand
 BCPL
Basic Combined Programming Language
 BCS
basic control system (satellite)
 bd
Bangladesh | board | bond |bound
 BD
Bachelor of Divinity | Borna disease
 B/D
bank draft |banker’s draft | bills discounted | brought down
 BDA
British Dental Association
 bd ft
board foot
 BDI
brand development index
 Bdr
Bombardier
 bds
bound in boards | bundles
 BDS
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
 be
Belgium
 Be
beryllium
 BE
Bachelor of Education | Bachelor of Engineering | bill of exchange
 BEC
bus extension card
 BECTU
Broadcasting, Entertainment, and Cinematograph Technicians Union
 BEd
Bachelor of Education
 beds
bedrooms
 Beds.
Bedfordshire
 BEF
British Expeditionary Force
 BER
basic encoding rule | bit error rate
 Berks.
Berkshire
 betcha
a form of ‘bet you’ used mainly in conversation
 bf
bloody fool | boldface
 BF
Belgian franc
 b/f
brought forward
 BFE
Baltic Futures Exchange
 BFI
British Film Institute
 BFN
bye for now
 BFPO
British Forces Post Office
 bg
Bulgaria
 BG
Brigadier General
 BGC
bank giro credit
 BGP
border gateway protocol
 bh
Bahrain
 Bh
bohrium
 BHC
benzene hexachloride
 Bhd
Berhad
 bhp
brake horsepower
 BHT
butylated hydroxytoluene
 bi
Burundi
 Bi
bismuth
 Bib.
Bible | biblical
 bibl.
bibliography
 b.i.d.
twice a day
 BIM
British Institute of Management
 BIN
bank identification number
 BIND
Berkeley Internet Name Domain
 biog.
biographer | biographical | biography
 biol.
biological | biology
 BIOS
basic input-output system
 BIPS
bank Internet payment system
 BIS
Bank for International Settlements
 B-ISDN
broadband ISDN
 BITC
burned in time code
 bitmp
bitmap
 BITNET
Because It’s Time Network
 BIX
Byte Information Exchange
 biz
business
 BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party
 BJT
bipolar junction transistor
 bk
bank | book
 Bk
berkelium
 bks
barracks | books
 bl
barrel
 BL
Bachelor of Law | Bachelor of Letters | Barrister-at- Law | bill of lading | British Library
 bldg
building
 BLit
Bachelor of Literature
 BLitt
Bachelor of Letters
 blk
block | bulk
 BLL
Bachelor of Laws
 blob
binary large object
 BLT
bacon, lettuce, and tomato
 Blvd
Boulevard
 bm
board measure | bowel movement
 BM
Bachelor of Medicine | bench mark | British Museum
 BMA
British Medical Association
 BMI
body mass index
 BMJ
British Medical Journal
 BMP
bitmap
 BMR
basal metabolic rate
 BMus
Bachelor of Music
 BMX
bicycle motocross
 bn
battalion | billion | Brunei
 Bn
baron | battalion
 BNF
Backus-Naur-Form | British National Formulary
 BNFL
British Nuclear Fuels Ltd
 bo
Bolivia
 BO
body odour | box office | branch office
 b.o.
branch office | broker’s order |buyer’s option
 B/O
brought over
 BOD
biochemical oxygen demand
 BOF
beginning of file
 BOGOF
buy one, get one free
 BOJ
Bank of Japan
 Bol.
Bolivia | Bolivian
 BOP
balance of payments
 BOSS
Bureau of State Security
 BoT
Board of Trade
 BOT
balance of trade | beginning of tape | Board of Trade
 bot.
botanical | botany
 bp
baptized | base pair | bills payable | birthplace | bishop | boiling point
 BP
before the present | bills payable | blood pressure | British Pharmacopoeia
 B/P
bills payable
 BPC
British Pharmaceutical Codex
 BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
 BPharm
Bachelor of Pharmacy
 BPhil
Bachelor of Philosophy
 bpi
bits per inch | bytes per inch
 bpp
bits per pixel
 BPR
business process re-engineering
 bps
bits per second
 Bq
becquerel
 br
bills receivable | Brazil
 Br
bromine
 BR
bathroom | bedroom | British Rail
 br.
branch | brass | brief | bronze | brother | brown
 Br.
Britain | British | Brother
 B/R
bills receivable
 BRAD
British Rate and Data
 Braz.
Brazil | Brazilian
 BRCS
British Red Cross Society
 BRE
Bachelor of Religious Education | Building Research Establishment
 Brig.
brigade | Brigadier
 Brig. Gen.
Brigadier General
 Brit.
Britain | British
 bro.
brother
 Bros.
brothers
 bs
Bahamas
 BS
Bachelor of Surgery | backspace | bill of sale | British Standard | bullshit
 b.s.
balance sheet | bill of sale
 B/S
balance sheet
 BSA
Building Societies Association
 BSAM
basic sequential access method
 BSB
British Standard brass
 BSc
Bachelor of Science
 BSD
Berkeley Software Distribution
 BSE
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
 BSF
British Standard fine
 bsh.
bushel
 BSI
British Standards Institution
 BSL
British Sign Language
 Bs/L
bills of lading
 BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
 BSP
British Standard pipe
 BSS
British Standards Specification
 BST
bovine somatotrophin | British Summer Time
 BSW
British Standard Whitworth
 bt
Bhutan
 Bt
baronet
 BT
British Telecommunications plc
 BTEC
Business and Technology Education Council
 BTG
British Technology Group
 BThU
British thermal unit
 BTI
Business Times Industrial index
 btry
battery
 btu
British thermal unit
 BTU
Board of Trade Unit
 BTW
by the way
 bty
battery
 bu.
bushel
 BUAV
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
 Bucks.
Buckinghamshire
 Bur.
Burma | Burmese
 bus.
business
 b.v.
book value
 BVM
Blessed Virgin Mary
 bw
Botswana
 BW
bacteriological warfare | biological warfare | black-and-white
 BWG
Birmingham Wire Gauge
 BWI
Baltimore-Washington International Airport | British West Indies
 BWR
boiling-water reactor
 BWV
Bach Werke-Verzeichnis
 by
Belarus
 BYAM
between you and me
 BYO
bring your own
 BYOB
bring your own bottle
 bz
Belize


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