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  1. B

    The second letter of the English alphabet : is used to denote the second of a series of pages, notes, etc.; the subsequent letters, the third and following numbers.
  2. B Channel

    B channel (bearer) is a telecommunications term which refers to the ISDN channel in which the primary data or voice communication is carried. It has a bit rate of 64 kbit/s in full duplex. The term is applied primarily in relation to the ISDN access interfaces (PRA or PRI and BRA or BRI), since deeper in the PSTN network an ISDN bearer channel is essentially indistinguishable from any other bearer channel. Apart from any transmission errors, the purpose of the network is to carry the contents [...]
    A channel for second quality goods to be sold. Some of the goods were simply returned.
  3. B2B E-commerce

    B2B e-commerce (also written as e-Commerce, eCommerce or similar variants), short for business-to-business, electronic commerce, is selling products or services between businesses through the internet via an online sales portal. In general, it is used to improve efficiency for companies. Instead of processing orders manually – by telephone or e-mail – with e-commerce orders can be processed digitally.
  4. Bab

    Fr. Low; inferior; subordinate. See also Bas chevaliers Bas ville
  5. BABIES Act

    The BABIES Act, or Bathrooms Accessible In Every Situation Act, (Pub.L. 114–235) is a United States federal law that was passed by the United States Congress in September 2016 and signed into law by US President Barack Obama on October 7, 2016. The law requires changing tables in all publicly accessible, federal buildings. In particular, the law received attention for requiring such baby-changing accommodations must be available in both male and female restrooms, ending the practice of [...]
  6. Baby Act

    Defending an action on grounds of infancy or limitations.
    A plea of infancy, interposed for the purpose of defeating an action upon a contract made while the person was a minor, is vulgarly called "pleading the baby act." By extension, the term is applied to a plea of the statute of limitations.
  7. Baby Bond

    A BOND with a small FACE VALUE denomination (e.g., $1000) that is targeted specifically at retail investors.
  8. Baby Boomer Age Wave Theory

    The idea that spending peaks at age 50. This will occur between 2008 and 2012. These are the years that baby boomers will become 50.
  9. Baby Boomers

    Baby boomers are the demographic group born during the post–World War II baby boom, approximately between the years 1946 and 1964. This includes people who are between 53 and 71 years old in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The term "baby boomer" is also used in a cultural context, so it is difficult to achieve broad consensus of a precise date definition. Different people, organizations, and scholars have varying opinions on who is a baby boomer, both technically and [...]
    A person born between 1945 and the late 1960s. This was big population growth period. These people had different spending needs.
  10. Baby Doe Law

    The Baby Doe Law or Baby Doe Amendment is the name of an amendment to the Child Abuse Law passed in 1984 in the United States that sets forth specific criteria and guidelines for the treatment of seriously ill and/or disabled newborns, regardless of the wishes of the parents.
  11. Baby Kissing

    Baby kissing is a practice where politicians kiss babies in order to garner public support. The practice appears to have originated during the era of Jacksonian democracy along with other techniques such as "banners, badges, parades, barbecues, free drinks and baby kissing [which were used] in an effort to 'get out the vote'". City and county office candidates may frequently practice baby kissing on the campaign trail, but on the state and federal levels this is rare or even discouraged, as [...]
  12. Baccalaureate Bond

    When college funds are put away in a zerocoupon bond.
  13. Bacheleria

    Commonalty or yeomanry, in contradistinction to baronage.—Wharton.
    In old records. Commonalty or yeomanry, in contradistinction to baronage.
  14. Bachelor

    A bachelor is a man who is socially regarded as able to marry, but has not yet. It is also the title of anyone of any gender or marital status who holds a bachelor's degree.
    An inferior knight; a squire.
    The holder of the first or lowest degree conferred by a college or university, e. g., a bachelor of arts, bachelor of law, etc. A kind of inferior knight; an esquire, A man who has never been married.
    The first degree taken at the universities in the arts and sciences, as bachelor of arts, & c. It is called, in Latin, Baccalaureus, from bacalus, or bacillus, a staff, because a staff was given, by way of distinction, into the hands of those who had completed their studies. Some, however, have derived the word from baccalaura, others from bas chevalier, as designating young squires who aspire to the knighthood. (Dupin.) But the derivation. of the word is uncertain.
  15. Bachelor Of Laws

    The Bachelor of Laws (Latin: Legum Baccalaureus; LL.B. or B.L.) is an undergraduate degree in law (or a first professional degree in law, depending on jurisdiction) originating in England and offered in most common law jurisdictions. The "LL." of the abbreviation for the degree is from the genitive plural legum (of lex, law). Creating an abbreviation for a plural, especially from Latin, is often done by doubling the first letter (e.g., "pp" for "pages"), thus "LL.B." stands for Legum [...]
    The degree that is conferred upon graduation from a college of law and is abbreviated to L.L.B.
    The Bachelor of Laws (abbreviated LL.B., LLB, or rarely, Ll.B.) is an undergraduate degree in law generally offered after three or more years of college, and then three years of study of the law. This degree originated in England and traditionally offered in most common law countries as the primary law degree. In the United States, the degree has been replaced by the J.D. (Juris Doctor), and many common law countries have or are in the process of phasing out their LL.B. degrees in favor of the [...]
  16. Bachelor Of Science

    A Bachelor of Science (Latin Baccalaureus Scientia, B.S., BS, B.Sc., or BSc; or, less commonly, S.B., SB, or Sc.B., from the equivalent Latin Scientiae Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Whether a student of a particular subject is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree can vary between universities. For one example, an economics degree may be given as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) by [...]
    A degree a student gets after at least 3 years of schooling. It is commonly gotten in computers, engineering, and business.
  17. Bachelor's Degree

    A bachelor's degree (from Middle Latin baccalaureus) or baccalaureate (from Modern Latin baccalaureatus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to seven years (depending on institution and academic discipline). In some institutions and educational systems, some bachelor's degrees can only be taken as graduate or postgraduate degrees after a first degree has been completed. In countries with qualifications [...]
    A degree a student gets after 8 semesters or 120 credit hours. It is undergraduate work and can be in any major. There are bachelors of science, art, and fine arts. This is done to increase career opportunities. AKA baccalaureate.
  18. Back

    V. To indorse; to sign on the back; to sign generally by way of acceptance or approval. Where a warrant issued in one county is presented to a magistrate of another county and he signs it for the purpose of making it executory in his county, he is said to "back" it. 4 Bl. Comm. 291. So an endorser of a note or bill is colloquially said to "back" it. Seabury v. Hungerford, 2 Hill (N. Y.) 80.
    Adv. To the rear; backward; In a reverse direction. Also, in arrear. See also Bach lands Back taxes Backwater
  19. Back Channel Communication

    When an organization has an informal informational channel. It sometimes is faster than formal communication.
  20. Back Charge

    A back charge is an invoice sent to a customer, billing for an expense incurred by the seller in a prior period.

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