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(file format, graphics)
Microsoft Windows bitmap format. Bmp files may use run-length encoding.

This is the only graphics format where compression actually enlarges the file. The format is widely used nonetheless.

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(1) (BitMaP) Also known as a "bump" file, it is the native, bitmapped graphics format in Windows. A BMP can be saved in several color options: 1-, 4-, 8- and 24-bit color provide 2, 16, 256 and 16,000,000 colors respectively. BMP files use the .BMP or .DIB file extensions (DIB stands for Device-Independent Bitmap). See graphics formats. See also BPM.

(2) (Batch Message Processor) A facility for producing reports and batch updates to IMS databases.
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At first glance, some might consider surveying a PMO to be a stretch for the BMPCOE, but the majority of the best practices recently validated have been in the management area (currently 33 percent of the total BMP database).
The long-term goal of the project is to improve the design technology for BMPs and to better match their selection and design to local stormwater conditions being addressed.
In any topic, where BMP might have the two or three leading periodicals, ABI/INFORM will have them and two or three others.
An officer of BMP, seeking anonymity, disclosed that only three vehicles are under the use of SHOs Sakhai Sarwar, Rakhi Gauj and Bawata, three vehicles are under use of officers including commandant two Rasaldar while eight motorbikes are under the use of some blue-eyed officials.
Twenty-one new operating units will be constructed at Bapco under the BMP.
Day two, (today), is for the general public and the exhibition will be open from 8.30am to 6pm, during which Bapco experts will be available to explain various aspects of BMP.
These abuses will not stop unless we hold them accountable and drastically impose more severe penalties,' Leody De Guzman, BMP chairperson, said.
The government must prioritize the modernization of agriculture and the industrialization of the economy,'' the BMP concluded.
BMP Chairman was of the opinion that to streamline the process and facilitate the voters three distinct centres be approved for FPCCI polls 2020.
BMP is projected to be completed by 2022 and will contribute significantly to the sustainable development in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
BMP provides its customers with unmatched customer support and satisfaction.
BMP Chairman, Mian Anjum Nisar here on Wednesday said although Malaysia and Pakistan enjoy very close and fraternal relations as both shared several commonalities yet these could never translate into strong trade ties.