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Proper nounEdit

OS

  1. (sports) Abbreviation of Owen Sound.

AdjectiveEdit

OS (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of outsize (clothes for large people)
  2. Abbreviation of Old Style; a term used in English language historical studies to indicate that a date conforms to the Julian calendar instead of the modern Gregorian calendar
  3. (screenwriting) Abbreviation of Offscreen; indicates a line of dialogue is spoken by someone not visible onscreen

NounEdit

OS (plural OSes or OSs)

  1. (Britain) an Ordnance Survey map.
    We've got an OS of the Cuckmere area.
  2. (software) Initialism of operating system.
    I've decided to install two different OSes on my new laptop.
    • 2008, Karim Yaghmour, Jon Masters, Gilad Ben-Yossef, Building Embedded Linux Systems:
      Some vendors do now have a variant of the per-unit royalty (usually termed a “shared risk,” or similar approach), but it is not strictly the same as for those proprietary embedded OSes mentioned before []
    • 2010, Jorge Orchilles, Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference:
      A policy-created scheduled task will be accepted by computers running client OSes as old as Windows 2000 []
    • 2009, Emmett Dulaney, CompTIA A+ Complete Review Guide:
      In a dual-boot configuration, you install two OSs on the computer (Windows XP and Windows 2000, for example).

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Terms derived from OS (“operating system”)

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 OS on Japanese Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From English OS.

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OS (katakana オーエス, rōmaji ōesu)

  1. Abbreviation of オペレーティングシステム (operētingu shisutemu, operating system); an OS
    • 2011 October 21, Nakamura, Hikaru, “その45 八百万と九十九 [Chapter 45: 8,000,000 and 99]”, in セイント☆おにいさん [Saint☆Young Men], volume 7 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN:
      98の次のOSは2000のはずなのに……このOS『99』だもん
      Kyūjūhachi no tsugi no ōesu wa nisen no hazu na noni…… Kono ōesu ‘kyūjūkyū’ da mon
      The successor OS of 98 is supposed to be 2000…… But this OS is ‘99’

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OS m (indeclinable)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) oculus sinister — left eye

Related termsEdit

  • (left eye): OD (oculus dexter) (right eye)

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InitialismEdit

OS

  1. operating system; Abbreviation of operativsystem.
  2. the Olympic Games; Abbreviation of olympiska spelen.