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(in prescriptions) a half.
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Origin of ss

From the Latin word sēmis

Other definitions for ss (2 of 9)

SS

social security.

Other definitions for ss (3 of 9)

ss.1

or SS.


abbreviation
to wit; namely (used especially on legal documents, as an affidavit, pleading, etc., to verify the place of action).

Origin of ss.

1
From the Latin word scīlicet, contraction of scīre licet “it is permitted to know”

Other definitions for ss (4 of 9)

ss.2

abbreviation
sections.
Baseball. shortstop.

Other definitions for ss (5 of 9)

SS.1

abbreviation
Saints.

Origin of SS.

1
From the Latin word sānctī

Other definitions for ss (6 of 9)

SS.2

abbreviation

Other definitions for ss (7 of 9)

S/S

abbreviation
same size.
Medicine/Medical. signs and symptoms.
spreadsheet. Also s/s .

Other definitions for ss (8 of 9)

S.S.1

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.

Origin of S.S.

1
From Latin sēnsū strictō

Other definitions for ss (9 of 9)

S.S.2

abbreviation
steamship.
Sunday School.
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British Dictionary definitions for ss (1 of 2)

SS

abbreviation for
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
steamship
Sunday school

Word Origin for SS

(sense 1) German Schutzstaffel protection squad

British Dictionary definitions for ss (2 of 2)

SS.

abbreviation for
Saints
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Cultural definitions for ss

SS

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 (see also Jews). The SS supervised the concentration camps.

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