See also: bp, Bp, Bp., and B/P

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BP

  1. Initialism of British Petroleum.
    • 2018, Tayari Jones, An American Marriage, Oneworld Publications, page 203:
      I was at the BP station, filling up my daddy’s Chrysler with gas, when I finally heard what I think was my mama’s voice in my ear.
  2. (pharmacy) Initialism of British Pharmacopoeia.
  3. Initialism of Brazilian Portuguese.

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BP (countable and uncountable, plural BPs)

  1. Initialism of blood pressure.
  2. Initialism of boiling point.
  3. (biochemistry) Initialism of base pair.
  4. (uncountable) Abbreviation of benzoyl peroxide.
    Synonym: BPO
  5. (business) Initialism of business plan.
  6. (machine learning) Initialism of backpropagation.

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BP (not comparable)

  1. (sciences) Initialism of Before Present, conventionally relative to radiocarbon dating in the 1950s.
    Synonym: YBP
    • 2013, Alastair G. Dawson, Ice Age Earth: Late Quaternary Geology and Climate, Routledge, →ISBN, page 107:
      Later diversion of lake drainage between 11,000 and 10,000 BP, due to ice retreat, led to the discharge of Agassiz meltwaters into the western North Atlantic.

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See YBP.

Adjective

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BP

  1. Initialism of bipolar.

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French

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  • IPA(key): /be.pe/
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BP f (plural BPs)

  1. Initialism of boîte postale.
  2. (nautical) FV: Alternative form of B/P

Scottish Gaelic

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BP

  1. Initialism of Ball Pàrlamaid (Member of Parliament)

Swedish

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A flag marking a fire hydrant 0.8 meters (2.6 ft) to the left.

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BP

  1. Initialism of brandpost (fire hydrant).

Tagalog

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BP (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜒ ᜉᜒ) (law)

  1. Initialism of batas pambansa.