Bist meaning

(Built-In Self Test) A function built into a machine that tests its reliability. Found in integrated circuits (chip), avionics and electronic systems of all types, a BIST may operate only once at startup (see POST) or periodically while the system is running.
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(UK dialectal, Bristolian, Northern England) Originally used to form the second person singular of be, but can denote other present tense forms, such as: are, am, is.

Where bist goin'.Where are you going?

I bist goin' 'ome.I am going home.

How bist?How are you?

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Origin of bist

  • From Middle English bist, beest, best, from Old English bist ("(thou) art"; second person singular of bēon (“to be”)), from Proto-Germanic *biusi (“(thou) art”), equivalent to be +‎ -est. Cognate with West Frisian bist (“(thou) art”), Low German büst (“(thou) art”), German bist (“(thou) art”).

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