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MOS

Electronics.
1.
metal oxide semiconductor.

mo

[moh] /moʊ/
noun, Informal.
1.
moment (def 1).
Origin of mo
by shortening

mos.

1.
months.
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  • The innovators had every defender of the MOS maiorum for an adversary.

  • Seems if it was the one who spoke first who gets the MOS' attention.

    Mary Rose of Mifflin

    Frances R. Sterrett
  • An' they're the purtiest critter alive an' the spryest an' the MOS' graceful.'

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • One day I went off cuttin' timber an' stayed 'til MOS' night.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • Seems MOS' like heaven to get into a nice warm room like this!

    The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye
British Dictionary definitions for MOS

MOS

abbreviation
1.
metal oxide silicon

mo1

/məʊ/
noun (informal)
1.
(mainly Brit) short for moment (sense 1)
2.
(mainly Austral) short for moustache (sense 1)

mo2

abbreviation
1.
Macau

Mo

Chemical symbol
1.
molybdenum

MO

abbreviation
1.
Missouri
2.
Medical Officer
3.
modus operandi
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Word Origin and History for MOS

mo

1

colloquial shortening of momentum, by 1896.

mo

2

representing U.S. black pronunciation of more, by 1902; it was an acceptable variant form of more in the Middle Ages and has roots in Old English; see more.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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MOS in Medicine

Mo
The symbol for the element molybdenum.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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MOS in Science
Mo  
The symbol for molybdenum.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Slang definitions & phrases for MOS

mo

noun

A moment: Give me half a mo (1896+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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