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DOS

 (dŏs, dôs)
n.
Any of a family of operating systems that use command lines and were originally developed for personal computers made by IBM.

[d(isk) o(perating) s(ystem).]

DOS

(dɒs)
n acronym for
(Computer Science) disk-operating system, often prefixed, as in MS-DOS and PC-DOS; a computer operating system

DOS

(dɔs, dɒs)

n.
an operating system for microcomputers.
[d(isk)o(perating)s(ystem)]

DOS

Department of State.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.DoS - the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Foggy Bottom - United States Department of State, which is housed in a building in a low-lying area of Washington near the Potomac River
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, DS - the bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas
Foreign Service - the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world
Bureau of Intelligence and Research, INR - an agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community
2.DOS - an operating system that is on a disk
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
Translations

DOS

(Comput) abbr of disk operating systemDOS nt

DOS

[dɒs] n abbr (Comput) =disk operating systemDOS m
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Isuzu's DCS system consisted of several legacy CICS Cobol and Objectstar applications running on a mainframe, available to dealers through a dial-up connection from a DOS application.
When Microsoft finally releases Chicago later this year, users should find it compatible with virtually any Windows or DOS application.
You need to "introduce" Windows to your Lotus 123 for DOS and other DOS application via the Program Information File (PIF) editor.
The puzzling omission of graphics support makes the expense and performance penalty of Windows unjustifiable; the program probably would be cheaper and snappier as a plain DOS application.
If you're a diehard DOS application user or you can't find a Windows program that effectively replaces your favorite DOS application, be cautious about switching.
Also, it is no longer required to have both Windows and DOS on a system in order to run a DOS application in a DOS window.
It is also understandable that the early DOS application programs--the word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and communication packages written for the original PC--were designed to run in conventional memory.
It is helpful when learning a DOS application, if not essential, to be familiar with DOS.
Its not fast - my version emulates only an XT, though an AT version has been announced - but on those rare occasions when I need to run a DOS application, I can do it without firing up a clone.
In 2005, Prestige management decided to implement Achieve Matrix and discontinue the use of the DOS application that the organization implemented in 1985.
In addition, a DOS application can still be run locally, which is something that can't be done at an X terminal.
Colligan says that protected mode and real mode share almost identical instruction sets, so recompiling a standard Dos application for protected mode operation "usually takes no more than two or three weeks.