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Bus

n.1.An omnibus.
Noun1.Busbus - a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"
2.bus - the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
Synonyms: bus topology
3.bus - an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; "the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system"
Synonyms: busbar
4.bus - a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
Synonyms: jalopy, heap
Verb1.bus - send or move around by bus; "The children were bussed to school"
2.bus - ride in a bus
3.bus - remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
(architecture)bus - One of the sets of conductors (wires, PCB tracks or connections in an integrated circuit) connecting the various functional units in a computer. There are busses both within the CPU and connecting it to external memory and peripheral devices. The data bus, address bus and control signals, despite their names, really constitute a single bus since each is useless without the others.

The width of the data bus, i.e. the number of parallel connectors, and its clock rate determine its data rate (the number of bytes per second which it can carry). This is one of the factors limiting a computer's performance. Most current microprocessors have 32-bit busses both internally and externally. 100 or 133 megahertz bus clock rates are common. The bus clock is typically slower than the processor clock.

Some processors have internal busses which are wider than their external busses (usually twice the width) since the width of the internal bus affects the speed of all operations and has less effect on the overall system cost than the width of the external bus.

Various bus designs have been used in the PC, including ISA, EISA, Micro Channel, VL-bus and PCI. Other peripheral busses are NuBus, TURBOchannel, VMEbus, MULTIBUS and STD bus.

Some networks are implemented as a bus at the physical layer, e.g. Ethernet - a one-bit bus operating at 10 (or later 100) megabits per second.

The term is almost certainly derived from the electrical engineering term "bus bar" - a substantial, rigid power supply conductor to which several connections are made. This was once written "'bus bar" as it was a contraction of "omnibus bar" - a connection bar "for all", by analogy with the passenger omnibus - a conveyance "for all".

More on derivation.
Broadcast and Unknown Server (ATM, LANE) To dream that you are waiting for a bus, indicates a temporary setback in achieving your personal goals. To dream that you are at the bus station, suggests that you have reached some new level or stage in your emotional or physical life. To dream that you are riding a bus, implies that you are going along with the crowd. You are lacking originality and are taking no control over where your life is taking. To dream that you are in a bus accident, signifies that you will find yourself in an embarrassing situation. Your finances will be affected in an adverse way causing your much frustration.auto, autobus, autocar, automobile, barge, bicycle, bike, boat, buggy, cab, car, cart, catch a train, chartered bus, chauffeur, coach, crate, cycle, diligence, double-decker, dray, drive, entrain, ferry, float, go by rail, hack, haul, heap, hired car, jalopy, jitney, joyride, lighter, machine, mail coach, make a train, motor, motor coach, motor vehicle, motorbus, motorcar, motorcycle, motorized vehicle, omnibus, pedal, post coach, raft, ride, ship, sled, sledge, stage, stagecoach, take a joyride, taxi, taxicab, truck, tub, van, voiture, wagon, wheel, wheelbarrow, wheels, wreck
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Browse
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Burt
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Bury
burying
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Burying ground
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-- Bus --
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