1. beta software software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release
  2. Beta Centauri the second brightest star in Centaurus
  3. body of water the part of the earth's surface covered with water
  4. bathysphere spherical deep diving apparatus for underwater exploration
  5. pet sitter someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home
  6. bedsitter a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations
  7. software written programs operating on a computer system
  8. bedstraw any of several plants of the genus Galium
  9. bottom-feeder a fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water
  10. bottom feeder an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others
  11. alpha software a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers
  12. computer software (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  13. systems software a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer
  14. beta receptor receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)
  15. bass fiddle largest and lowest member of the violin family
  16. water softener a substance (such as sodium chloride) that lessens the hardness of water by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions and so gives the water more efficient sudsing power
  17. balance of trade the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise
  18. Petasites genus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions: butterbur; sweet coltsfoot
  19. compatible software software that can run on different computers without modification
  20. soft roe fish sperm or sperm-filled reproductive gland

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