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ss

or ss

1.
(in prescriptions) a half.
Origin of ss
From the Latin word sēmis

SS

2.
social security.
3.

S, s

[es] /ɛs/
noun, plural S's or Ss, s's or ss.
1.
the 19th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter S or s, as in saw, sense, or goose.
3.
something having the shape of an S .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter S or s.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter S or s.

ss.1

or SS

1.
to wit; namely (used especially on legal documents, as an affidavit, pleading, etc., to verify the place of action).
Origin
From the Latin word scīlicet

ss.2

1.
sections.
2.
Baseball. shortstop.

SS.1

1.
Saints.
Origin
From the Latin word sānctī

SS.2

2.
See ss1 .

S.S.1

1.
(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.
Origin
From the Latin word sēnsū strictō

S.S.2

2.
3.
Sunday School.

S/S

1.
same size.
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SS

abbreviation
1.
a paramilitary organization within the Nazi party that provided Hitler's bodyguard, security forces including the Gestapo, concentration camp guards, and a corp of combat troops (the Waffen-SS) in World War II
2.
steamship
3.
Sunday school
Word Origin
(sense 1) German Schutzstaffel protection squad

SS.

abbreviation
1.
Saints
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ss in Science
s  
  1. Abbreviation of second (of time), second (of an arc)

  2. The symbol for strangeness.


S  
The symbol for sulfur.
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ss in Culture

SS definition


An elite corps of combat troops (SS is short for Schutzstaffel, which is German for “protective shield”) formed originally within the German Nazi party as a bodyguard for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders and led by Heinrich Himmler. During the 1930s, Hitler steadily expanded the responsibilities of the SS to include the suppression of his political opponents within Germany and the persecution of the Jews. The SS supervised the concentration camps.

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