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back up (v.)

backup (n. and adj)

backward
   Not backwards

beside
   Means at the side of

besides
   Means in addition to

Be the Change
   Refers to JMU's communications program that expresses JMU's unique character. It also refers to the profiles collected and
   published by JMU that feature students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors who are actively changing the world. Capitalize
   Be the Change when it refers to the JMU program and any of the world changers featured on the site. For more information,
   see Be the Change.

biannual 
    Means twice a year and is a synonym for the word semiannual

biennial 
   Means every two years

bimonthly
     Means every other month. Semimonthly means twice a month.

biweekly
     Means every other week.  Semiweekly means twice a week.

board of visitors
   Capitalize only when the formal name is used; always use the formal name in first reference.

        The JMU Board of Visitors will meet this week.
        The board of visitors called a special meeting.

box office (n.)

        Pick up your tickets at the box office.

box-office (adj.)
        
       
Box-office results showed an improvement over last year.

building
   Never abbreviate; capitalize the proper names of buildings, including the word building if it is an integral part of the proper
   name.  The Office of Institutional Research maintains a complete listing of JMU buildings in current use. List of buildings

       
The Music Building is on the Quad.

build up (v.)

buildup (n. and adj)

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