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The symbol for osmium.
1. or O/S Old Style
2. operating system
3. ordinary seaman
n. pl. o·ra (ôr′ə)
A mouth or an opening.
n. pl. os·sa (ŏs′ə)
n. pl. os·ar (ō′sär′)
[Swedish ås, ridge, from Old Norse āss.]
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n, pl ossa (ˈɒsə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the technical name for bone
[C16: from Latin: bone; compare Greek osteon]
n, pl ora (ˈɔːrə)
(Anatomy) anatomy zoology a mouth or mouthlike part or opening
[C18: from Latin]
n, pl osar (ˈəʊsɑː)
(Geological Science) another name for esker
[C19 osar (pl), from Swedish ås (sing) ridge]
the chemical symbol for
(Elements & Compounds) osmium
1. (Education) Old School
2. (Physical Geography) Old Style (method of reckoning dates)
3. (Nautical Terms) Ordinary Seaman
4. (Surveying) (in Britain) Ordnance Survey
6. (Languages) Old Saxon (language)
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n., pl. os•sa (ˈɒs ə)
[1540–50; < Latin]
n., pl. o•ra (ˈɔr ə, ˈoʊr ə)
a mouth or orifice of the body.
[1730–40; < Latin ōs mouth]
1. Old Saxon.
2. Computers. operating system.
1. (in prescriptions) the left eye.
[< Latin oculus sinister]
2. old series.
3. ordinary seaman.
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The symbol for osmium.
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|Noun||1.||os - a mouth or mouthlike opening|
|2.||Os - a hard brittle blue-grey or blue-black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals; the heaviest metal known|
|3.||OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services|
platform - the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
executive program, supervisory program, supervisor - a program that controls the execution of other programs
Windows - (trademark) an operating system with a graphical user interface
|4.||OS - the left eye|
|5.||os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates|
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
furcula - a forked bone formed by the fusion of the clavicles of most birds
splint bone - a rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bone on either side of the cannon bone in the leg of a horse or related animal
cannon bone - greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals
fishbone - a bone of a fish
anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
bare bone - bone stripped of flesh
cuboid bone - the cube shaped bone on the outer side of the tarsus
cartilage bone - any bone that develops within cartilage rather than a fibrous tissue
centrum - the main body of a vertebra
cheekbone, jugal bone, malar, malar bone, os zygomaticum, zygomatic, zygomatic bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
ethmoid, ethmoid bone - one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
hipbone, innominate bone - large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
hyoid, hyoid bone, os hyoideum - a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles
ilium - the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
ischial bone, ischium, os ischii - one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
ramus - the posterior part of the mandible that is more or less vertical
membrane bone - any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
metatarsal - any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
os palatinum, palatine bone, palatine - either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits
phalanx - any of the bones of the fingers or toes
os pubis, pubic bone, pubis - one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
costa, rib - any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
round bone - bones that are round in shape
sacrum - wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
os sesamoideum, sesamoid, sesamoid bone - any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
socket - a bony hollow into which a structure fits
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
manubrium - the upper part of the breastbone
xiphoid process - smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib
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1. (Brit) (Geog) =Ordnance Survey servicio oficial de topografía
2. (Brit) (Navy) =Ordinary Seaman
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(British) (=Ordnance Survey) → IGN m(= Institut géographique national)
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OS[ˌəʊˈɛs] abbr (Brit)
a. =Ordnance Survey → I.G.M. m =Istituto Geografico Militare
b. (Naut) = ordinary seaman
c. (clothes) = outsize
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. L. os, hueso.
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