bis-

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See also: bis, Bis, biş, biś, and bís

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bis-

  1. An occasional variant of bi- prefixed to roots beginning with a vowel, as in bisalternate
  2. (chemistry, obsolete) A variant of tri- used to indicate that the component that does not take the prefix occurs twice in the compound: a bisoxide is of the form B2O
  3. (mathematics, chemistry) A variant of di-, 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.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bis/, [bis̪]
  • IPA(key): /biz/, [biz̪] (before a vowel or a voiced consonant)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin bis (twice).

Prefix[edit]

bis-

  1. Alternative form of bi-; bis-; di-
    bis- + ‎croma (quaver) → ‎biscroma (demisemiquaver)
  2. great-
    bis- + ‎nonno (grandfather) → ‎bisnonno (great-grandfather)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

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bis-

  1. Used with adjectives or verbs to denote a generic pejorative connotation
    bis- + ‎unto (oily, greasy) → ‎bisunto (very oily or greasy)

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bis-

  1. bis-
  2. great-

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