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DOS

[ daws, dos ]
/ dɔs, dɒs /
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noun Computers.
any of several single-user, command-driven operating systems for personal computers, especially MS DOS.
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Origin of DOS

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

Other definitions for DOS (2 of 3)

DOS

abbreviation

Other definitions for DOS (3 of 3)

DoS
[ daws, dos, dee-oh-es ]
/ dɔs, dɒs, ˈdiˌoʊˈɛs /

abbreviation
Computers. denial-of-service: DoS protection for web servers.
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British Dictionary definitions for DOS

DOS
/ (dɒs) /

n acronym for trademark computing
disk-operating system, often prefixed, as in MS-DOS and PC-DOS; a computer operating system
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