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cos1

[kos, kaws] /kɒs, kɔs/
noun
1.
Origin of cos1
1690-1700
1690-1700; after Kos, where it originated

cos2

1.
Trigonometry, Mathematics. cosine.

Cos

[kos, kaws] /kɒs, kɔs/
noun
1.
Kos.

Kos

or Cos

[kos, kaws] /kɒs, kɔs/
noun
1.
one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
Italian Coo.

cos.

1.
companies.
2.
4.
counties.

C.O.S.

or c.o.s

1.
cash on shipment.
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cos1

/kɒs/
noun
1.
a variety of lettuce with a long slender head and crisp leaves Usual US and Canadian name romaine Compare cabbage lettuce
Word Origin
C17: named after Kos, the Aegean island of its origin

cos2

/kɒz/
abbreviation
1.
cosine

Cos

/kɒs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Kos

COS

abbreviation
1.
Chief of Staff

kos

/kəʊs/
noun (pl) kos
1.
an Indian unit of distance having different values in different localities. It is usually between 1 and 3 miles or 1 and 5 kilometres Also called coss
Word Origin
from Hindi kōs

Kos

/kɒs/
noun
1.
an island in the SE Aegean Sea, in the Greek Dodecanese Islands: separated from SW Turkey by the Kos Channel; settled in ancient times by Dorians and became famous for literature and medicine. Pop: 30 947 (2001). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for cos

kos

n.

measure of distance in India (about 2 miles), from Hindi kos, from Sanskrit krosah, literally "a call, a shout;" thus, "distance within which a man's shout can be heard."

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cos in Science
cos  
Abbreviation of cosine
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