B is the second letter of English alphabet preceding C; written in Latin script. C is used in different context and also in abbreviation.
B is consonant.
Letter B is pronunced as /b/ or /bi:/
Here is a fun treat of letter B. With etymology, general usage and registers, quick overview.
B is the second letter in the English alphabet preceding C.
B can be used in a sentence in regard to a personality type of someone who is relaxed and easygoing and able to engage in leisure activities without worrying about work.
B is also an academic grade, better than a C and worse than an A.
Prefixing B to a thing in categorising them signifies a second-tier or second class of a given commodity, group, or category, as in B-movie, B-list, etc.
B stands for alternate or secondary part, as the back side of a phonograph record. Contrasted with A, which is the primary part.
In music, B is the seventh note in the C major scale. By “B major”, thats the major key with B as its tonic, with the notes B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, and A#, the key signature of which has five sharps; the major chord with a root of B. While B minor a minor key with the notes B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A; the minor chord with a root of B
In computer programming, B is a programming language from which C is derived.
B cell in immunology is a lymphocyte, developed in the bursa of birds and the bone marrow of other animals, that produces antibodies and is co-responsible for the immune system.
By B-double in Australia, it refers to a truck and trailercombination consisting of a prime mover coupled to two trailers.
In signal processing, B-frame is a compressed video frame which is reconstructed based on its differences from both the previous and the subsequent frame. Though synonymous to b-picture.
By B-girl, it refers to a woman employed to talk to customers in a bar and encourage them to buy drinks (an hostess often). Sometimes, a female person who performs breakdance; a breaker. Or a female member of the hip-hop subculture
By B-mode, it means brightness mode: a common kind of two-dimensional ultrasound image.
Letter B used as abbreviation for a word in some context means the followings:
- B usage implies the number of balls faced by a batsman in cricket
- B usage as in $2.8 B, representing the quantity one billion (1,000,000,000), usually used to signify a sum of money — “two point eight billion dollars” (i.e., $2,800,000,000)
- B pencil series: The grade of pencil that makes darker marks than grade HB but lighter marks than grade 2B; a pencil with soft lead.
- B in chess means Bishop.
Foods that starts with B
- Bamboo Shoots
- Bell Peppers
- Bok Choi
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Bay Leaf
- Black pepper
- Black-eyed peas