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  1. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. send or move around by bus; "The children were bussed to school" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. ride in a bus Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. remove used dishes from the table in restaurants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. An omnibus. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A colloquial form of omnibus, a public carriage or automobile. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. An omnibus. buss. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A contraction of omnibus. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Transport (a child of one race) to a school where another race is predominant, in an attempt to promote racial integration. thelawdictionary.org
  13. A set of electrical conductors(wires, PCB tracks or connections in an integrated circuit)connecting various "stations", which can be functional unitsin a computer or nodes in a network. A bus is abroadcast channel, meaning that each station receives everyother station's transmissions and all stations have equalaccess to the bus.Various schemes have been invented to solve the problem ofcollisions: multiple stations trying to transmitat once, e.g. CSMA/CD, bus master.The term is almost certainly derived from the electricalengineering term "bus bar" - a substantial, rigid power supplyconductor to which several connections are made. This wasonce written "'bus bar" as it was a contraction of "omnibusbar" - a connection bar "for all", by analogy with thepassenger omnibus - a conveyance "for all".More on derivation (http://foldoc.org/pub/misc/omnibus.html).There are busses both within the CPU and connecting it toexternal memory and peripheral devices. The data bus,address bus and control signals, despite their names, reallyconstitute a single bus since each is useless without theothers.The width of the data bus is usually specified in bits andis the number of parallel connectors. This and the clockrate determine the bus's data rate (the number of bytes persecond which it can carry). This is one of the factorslimiting a computer's performance. Most currentmicroprocessors have 32-bit busses both internally andexternally. 100 or 133 megahertz bus clock rates arecommon. The bus clock is typically slower than the processorclock.Some processors have internal busses which are wider thantheir external busses (usually twice the width) since thewidth of the internal bus affects the speed of all operationsand has less effect on the overall system cost than the widthof the external bus.Various bus designs have been used in the PC, includingISA, EISA, Micro Channel, VL-bus and PCI. Otherperipheral busses are NuBus, TURBOchannel, VMEbus, MULTIBUS andSTD bus.See also bus network.Ukranian (http://open-taxi.com/mynews/~adrian/10). foldoc_fs
  14. BUSS, bus, n. Short for OMNIBUS. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. (pl. -es), & v.i. (Go by) OMNIBUS. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. An omnibus; a kiss. Cabinet Dictionary

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