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English Dictionary: OS by the DICT Development Group
5 results for OS
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
os
n
  1. a mouth or mouthlike opening
  2. a hard brittle blue-grey or blue-black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals; the heaviest metal known
    Synonym(s): osmium, Os, atomic number 76
  3. (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
    Synonym(s): operating system, OS
  4. the left eye
    Synonym(s): oculus sinister, OS
  5. rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    Synonym(s): bone, os
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   O \O\ ([omac]), n.; pl. {O's} [or] {Oes} ([omac]z).
      1. The letter O, or its sound. [bd]Mouthing out his hollow
            oes and aes.[b8] --Tennyson.
  
      2. Something shaped like the letter O; a circle or oval.
            [bd]This wooden O [Globe Theater][b8]. --Shak.
  
      3. A cipher; zero. [R.]
  
                     Thou art an O without a figure.         --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Os \Os\, n.; pl. {Osar}. [Sw. [86]s ridge, chain of hills, pl.
      [86]sar.] (Geol.)
      One of the ridges of sand or gravel found in Sweden, etc.,
      supposed by some to be of marine origin, but probably formed
      by subglacial waters. The osar are similar to the kames of
      Scotland and the eschars of Ireland. See {Eschar}.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   OS /O-S/   1. [Operating System] n. An abbreviation heavily used
   in email, occasionally in speech.   2. n. obs. On ITS, an output spy.
   See "{OS and JEDGAR}" in Appendix A.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   OS
  
      1. {operating system}.
  
      2. [obsolete, {ITS}], an output spy.   See "{OS and JEDGAR}".
  
      3. An {operating system} from {IBM} for
      their {System/360} line of hardware announced in 1964.   OS was
      planned with several flavours that were supposed to be
      compatible.   OS was late, memory hungry and not able to reach
      the marketing objectives of IBM for the 360/30, the planned
      successor of the {IBM 1401}.   IBM then decided to design a new
      operating system for the low end machines which they called
      {DOS/360}.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1997-09-22)
  
  
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