bis[bēs; E bis]
Origin of bisClassical Latin double: see binary
Origin of bisFrench or Italian, both from Latin; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of bis-Latin, twice; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
- plural form of bi
- Twice; showing that something is, or is to be, repeated, such as a passage of music, or an item in accounts.
Latin bis (“twice”).
- An occasional variant of bi- prefixed to roots beginning with a vowel, as in bisalternate
- (mathematics, chemistry) A variant of bi-, used for substitutions of two complex rather than simple units.
- Bis (η6-arene) metal complexes have been made for many transition metals by the Al/AlCl3 reduction method.
bis - Computer Definition
From the Latin bis, meaning twice, or repeated. In standards terminology, bis refers to the second version, e.g., X.32bis.
Second version. It means twice in Old Latin, or encore in French. Ter means three. For example, V.27bis and V.27ter are the second and third versions of the V.27 standard.