Translingual

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Etymology

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Abbreviation of Latin oculus sinister.

Symbol

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OS

  1. (optometry) the left eye

Alternative forms

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Coordinate terms

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  • OD (right eye)

English

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˌoʊ ˈɛs/
  • Audio (US):(file)

Proper noun

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OS

  1. (sports) Abbreviation of Owen Sound.
  2. The Ordnance Survey, official mapping agency in Great Britain (see also the noun below).
    Related terms: OSNI

Adjective

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OS (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of outsize (clothes for large people)
  2. Abbreviation of oversize.
  3. 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
  4. (screenwriting) Abbreviation of offscreen; indicates a line of dialogue is spoken by someone not visible onscreen

Adverb

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OS (not comparable)

  1. (Australia, informal) Abbreviation of overseas.
    • 2015, Mick Houghton, I've Always Kept a Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny:
      You did the overseas trip. You went OS.
    • 2022, The Betoota Advocate, The Australian Dream: Sell everything and move to Betoota, page 33:
      I kind of expanded my circle a bit more when I went OS [overseas].

Noun

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OS (plural OSes or OSs)

  1. (UK) an Ordnance Survey map.
    We've got an OS of the Cuckmere area.
    Calton Hill in Edinburgh is located at OS grid ref NT262741.
  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).
  3. Abbreviation of ordinary seaman.

Derived terms

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Terms derived from OS (“operating system”)

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Chinese

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Etymology

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From initialism of English off-screen or English overlapping sound.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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OS

  1. (chiefly Taiwan, Internet slang) internal monologue

Hungarian

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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OS (plural OS-ek)

  1. (computing) Abbreviation of operating system.
    Synonym: operációs rendszer

Declension

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Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative OS OS-ek
accusative OS-t OS-eket
dative OS-nek OS-eknek
instrumental OS-sel OS-ekkel
causal-final OS-ért OS-ekért
translative OS-sé OS-ekké
terminative OS-ig OS-ekig
essive-formal OS-ként OS-ekként
essive-modal
inessive OS-ben OS-ekben
superessive OS-en OS-eken
adessive OS-nél OS-eknél
illative OS-be OS-ekbe
sublative OS-re OS-ekre
allative OS-hez OS-ekhez
elative OS-ből OS-ekből
delative OS-ről OS-ekről
ablative OS-től OS-ektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
OS-é OS-eké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
OS-éi OS-ekéi
Possessive forms of OS
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. OS-em OS-eim
2nd person sing. OS-ed OS-eid
3rd person sing. OS-e OS-ei
1st person plural OS-ünk OS-eink
2nd person plural OS-etek OS-eitek
3rd person plural OS-ük OS-eik

Japanese

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 OS on Japanese Wikipedia

Etymology

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From English OS.

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Noun

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OS(オーエス) (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, Hikaru Nakamura, “その45(よんじゅうこ) (はっ)(ぴゃく)(まん)(くゅう)(じゅう)(くゅう) [Chapter 45: Eight Million and Ninety-Nine]”, in (セイント)☆おにいさん [Saint☆Young Men], volume 7 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN:
      98(くゅうじゅうはち)(つぎ)(オー)(エス)2000(にせん)のはずなのに……この(オー)(エス)『99』(くゅうじゅうくゅう)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’

Swedish

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Noun

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OS

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

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