KB

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See also: kb, kB, kb., and Kb.
U+3385, ㎅
SQUARE KB

[U+3384]
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[U+3386]

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Symbol[edit]

KB

  1. kilobyte, also written as kB

Etymology 2[edit]

Initialisms.

Noun[edit]

KB (plural KBs)

  1. (computer science) Initialism of knowledge base.
  2. (prison slang) Initialism of knockback.
    • 1975, John Eryl Hall Williams, Changing Prisons (page 81)
      [] has had a 'K.B.' (knock-back) by being turned down for parole is something which the prison staff have had to learn to deal with []
    • 1989, Michael Bettsworth, Marking Time: A Prison Memoir (page 160)
      My subsequent misconduct in prison had many inmate friends telling me that I would receive a knock-back. [] At least I feel the wheels are rolling onwards and if I get a KB I am passing time.

Proper noun[edit]

KB

  1. (astronomy) Initialism of Kuiper Belt.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Indonesian. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun[edit]

KB

  1. West Kalimantan in Borneo

Etymology 4[edit]

Abbreviation of kine bud.

Noun[edit]

KB (uncountable)

  1. (slang) High-grade marijuana.
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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

KB

  1. Initialism of keluarga berencana (family planning).
  2. Initialism of kelompok bermain (playgroup).

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

KB

  1. National Library of Sweden, the Royal Library; Initialism of Kungliga biblioteket.

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