Definitions for DOSdɔs, dɒs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Department of State, United States Department of State, State Department, State, DoS(noun)

    the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies

    "the Department of State was created in 1789"

  2. DOS, disk operating system(noun)

    an operating system that is on a disk


  1. DOS

    DOS, short for "Disk Operating System", is an acronym for several closely related operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market between 1981 and 1995, or until about 2000 including the partially DOS-based Microsoft Windows versions 95, 98, and Millennium Edition. Related systems include MS-DOS, PC DOS and its ancestor 86-DOS, DR-DOS, FreeDOS and RxDOS as well as PTS-DOS, ROM-DOS, Embedded DOS, NXDOS and ZDOS. In spite of the common usage, none of these systems were simply named "DOS". A number of unrelated, non-x86 microcomputer disk operating systems had "DOS" in their name, and are often referred to simply as "DOS" when discussing machines that use them. While providing many of the same operating system functions for their respective computer systems, programs running under any one of these operating systems would not run under others.

Anagrams for DOS »

  1. SDO

  2. sod

  3. dso, DSO

  4. ods, ODS

  5. dso, DSO, ods, ODS, SDO, sod

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous:

    Shell to DOS... Come in DOS, do you copy Shell to DOS...

  2. Anonymous:

    Why doesn't DOS ever say 'EXCELLENT command or filename'

  3. Sal Vitale:

    Don'ts, the 'Dos' are very simple: Just do what you're told.

  4. The Human Rights Foundation:

    Dos Santos has made it his policy to harass, imprison, or kill politicians, journalists, and activists who protest his rule.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Hay sólo dos tipos de personas en este mundo- los que piensan que hay dos clases de personas, y los que han conocido la verdad.


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