Definitions for DOSdɔs, dɒs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

DOSdɔs, dɒs(n.)

  1. an operating system for microcomputers.

    Category: Computers, Government

Origin of DOS:

d(isk)o(perating)s(ystem)

DOS

  1. Department of State.

    Category: Government

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

Freebase

  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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

back(noun)

in man, the part of the body from the neck to the bottom of the spine

She lay on her back.

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