BIOS

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noun \ˈbī-ˌōs\

Definition of BIOS

plural

BIOSes

computers

  1. :  a software element of a computer operating system that allows the CPU to communicate with connected input and output devices (such as a keyboard or a monitor) <Your PC contains several BIOSes—the video BIOS that interfaces your CPU and video card, for example—but the most fundamental is the system BIOS. — Neil Randall>

Origin and Etymology of bios

Basic Input/Output System


First Known Use: 1980


Medical Dictionary

bios

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noun bi·os \ˈbī-ˌäs\

Medical Definition of bios

  1. :  a mixture of vitamins of the B complex essential for the optimum growth of some yeasts


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