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large island off the western European continent; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy comprised of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
one billion bytes (Computers)
poisonous liquid used as nerve gas in chemical warfare, methylphosphonofluoridate used as a chemical weapon (inhibits the activity of cholinesterase)
Gb Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

1. a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns [syn: gilbert, gb, gi]

2. a unit of information equal to one billion (1,000,000,000) bytes or one thousand megabytes [syn: gigabyte, gigabyte, g, gb, gb]

WordNet 2.0

1. a highly toxic chemical nerve agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase
(synonym) sarin
(hypernym) organophosphate nerve agent
2. a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes
(synonym) gigabyte, G
(hypernym) computer memory unit
(part-holonym) terabyte, T, TB
(part-meronym) megabyte, MB
3. a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
(synonym) United Kingdom, UK, Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(hypernym) kingdom
(member-holonym) European Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, Europe
(part-holonym) British Isles
(part-meronym) England
(class) Magna Carta, Magna Charta, The Great Charter
(class) potted

1. a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
(synonym) gilbert, Gi
(hypernym) magnetomotive force unit
Gb Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
A business team leader responsible for managing projects and implementing improvement in his or her organization. An employee of an organization who has been trained on the improvement methodology of Six Sigma and will lead a process improvement or quality improvement team as part of his or her full-time job.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Exchange: NYSE
Develops and manufactures power sources and certain components used in implantable medical devices. new registrant.
GB Holdings, Inc.
Exchange: AMEX
Holding company with subsidiary which owns the sands hotel and casino located in atlantic city, new jersey.
Gb Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
group buffer; Sarin, a nerve agent
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Nerve Gas 

Sarin, developed in 1938, is the most toxic of the three G-agents made by Germany. Its name is derived from the names of the chemists involved in its creation: Schräder, Ambrose, Rüdiger and van der Linde. NATO adopted it as a standard chemical warfare agent in the early 1950s. Iraq used sarin in the 1980-88 war with Iran and had large stocks available in the 1990-91 Gulf War. The Japanese Aum Shinrikyo religious sect released an impure form of sarin in Matsumoto in 1994 and in the Tokyo underground in 1995.

Nerve agents in general attack the nervous system of the human body. When a nerve receives a stimulus acetylcholine is released in order to carry the impulse to muscles and organs. Once the impulse has passed the enzyme cholinesterase acts to prevent the accumulation of acetylcholine after its release in the nervous system. Nerve agents inhibit the functioning of cholinesterase, as a consequence of which the acetylcholine continues to act so that nervous impulses keep on being transmitted. The first symptoms a victim will experience following exposure to nerve agents are a runny nose, tightness in the chest and constriction of the pupils (miosis). The victim will then encounter breathing difficulties, drooling from the mouth and nausea. Because he loses control over his bodily functions, he will involuntary vomit, defecate and urinate. This phase is followed by twitching and jerking. Ultimately the victim will become comatose and suffocate as a consequence of convulsive spasms.

Sarin is a highly volatile liquid, so that inhalation as well as absorption through the skin pose a great threat. Even vapour concentrations will immediately penetrate the skin. Death may follow in one minute after direct ingestion of extremely low concentrations (0.01 mg per kg of body weight or higher). People who did not accumulate a lethal dose but did not receive immediate appropriate medical treatment may suffer permanent neurological damage.

More information:
SIPRI Chemical and Biological Warfare Project 
Gb Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Yigal's 3G abbreviations
Technical English by wpv
Gigabit. 10^9 bits of information (usually used to express a data transfer rate; as in, 1 Gigabit/second = 1Gbps).
Airline Codes
Airborne Express (USA)
Country Data Codes
United Kingdom (Internet),
United Kingdom (ISO 3166),
Gabon (FIPS 10-4)
Gb Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
An Everquest Glossary
(n.) Ghoulbane. A Paladin-only sword.
Electronic Games
GameBoy, handheld console from Nintendo .
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Nintendo GameBoy Emulator ROM Image File
9300+ Computer Acronyms
Uri's File.*Xten.c.ons*
Gigabit (1,024 megabits) +
Internet Domains
Great Britain
WebGuest Web Glossary
About 1 billion bytes .
1 Kb = 1,024 bytes
1 Mb = 1,024 Kb (= 1,048,576 bytes)
1 Gb = 1,024 Mb (= 1,073,741,824 bytes)
A 1000 Megabytes.It is actually 1,023,741,824 bytes .One thousand gigas is a TERA.
Multimedia Glossary
gigabyte or 1 billion bytes
Gb Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
GB or Gb may refer to:
  • United Kingdom, by ISO 3166-1 code
    • Great Britain, an island situated off the north-western coast of continental Europe
  • Gilgit–Baltistan, a region in northern Pakistan
  • Guinea-Bissau, a sovereign state in West Africa
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
  • Kingdom of Great Britain, a former country that existed from 1707 to 1800

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Gb Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Alternative guitar chord glossary for "Standard Tuning" ([E A D G B E ])
Alternative names: F#minor,F#-,F#min,F#moll,Gbminor,Gb-,Gbmin,Gbmoll,Fa# minore,Fa#-,Fa# min,Solb minore,Solb-,Solb min
Gb Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Labtests Abbreviations KÖRFEZLAB
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
form: 3.A

info: Barre
form: 3.A

info: Barre
form: 6.A

info: Barre
form: 1.C

info: small Barre
form: 1.C

info: small Barre
form: 1.C

info: small Barre
form: 3.C

info: advanced
form: 5.C

info: medium
form: 6.A

info: Barre
form: 6.C

info: medium
form: 1.A

info: open chord