bio

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbaɪəʊ/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbaɪoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪəʊ

Noun[edit]

bio (plural bios)

  1. Clipping of biography.
    To find more about her, check out her bio on Instagram.
  2. biographical sketch
  3. (informal) Clipping of biology.
    I've got a bio exam in the morning.
    • 2015 June 9, Lilah Raptopoulos, quoting Reed Shapiro, “Young people speak out about their fears and hopes on climate change”, in The Guardian[1]:
      It boils down to science. Biology, chemistry and physics. I used to hate bio and chem. Now they fascinate me because I’ve realised they make up the world around us as well as us.
  4. (South Africa, informal) bioscope; cinema
    • 1995, HerStoriA: South African women's journal (volumes 1-3, page 31)
      Sometimes Estelle had to help her mother on Saturdays and Irwin went to classes for ultra-brainy children, but Alan and I always went to the bio.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bio (not comparable)

  1. (informal) biological.
    a bio detergent
    we only purchase vegetables at the bio food shop
    my bio family

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the clipping of English biology.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

bio

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, colloquial) biology

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bio

  1. (slang) cinema
  2. (slang) biology

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From biologie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bio f (uncountable)

  1. (informal) biology (as a school subject)
    Synonym: biologie

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of biologique.

Adjective[edit]

bio (invariable)

  1. (colloquial) biological
  2. (ecology) organic

Noun[edit]

bio m (uncountable)

  1. (informal) the organic movement
  2. (informal) organic food

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of biologie.

Noun[edit]

bio f (plural bios)

  1. (colloquial) biology

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of biographie.

Noun[edit]

bio f (plural bios)

  1. (colloquial, abbreviation) biography

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Anagrams[edit]


Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Noun[edit]

bio

  1. time

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bio (invariable)

  1. (informal) Clipping of biologico.; organic, biological

Anagrams[edit]


Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish béo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bio

  1. alive
  2. live

Noun[edit]

bio m (genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. living person

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bio vio mio
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bîo/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧o

Adjective[edit]

bȉo (definite bijȇlī, comparative bjèljī, Cyrillic spelling би̏о)

  1. Alternative form of bijȇl.

Participle[edit]

bio (Cyrillic spelling био)

  1. masculine singular active past participle of biti

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bio (invariable)

  1. organic (lit. "biological")

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of biograf (movie theater).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bio c

  1. cinema
  2. the movies
    Jag ska på bio ikväll, vill du hänga med?
    I'm going to the movies tonight, you wanna join?

Usage notes[edit]

For the plural, the suppletive form biografer is usually used, similar to many other Swedish words ending on /ʊ/, compare radio.

Declension[edit]

Declension of bio 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative bio bion
Genitive bios bions

Derived terms[edit]


West Makian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Said by Collins to be from Austronesian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bio

  1. taro

References[edit]

  • James Collins (1982) Further Notes Towards a West Makian Vocabulary[2], Pacific linguistics