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

cos2

1.
Trigonometry, Mathematics, cosine.

Cos

[kos, kaws] /kɒs, kɔs/
noun
1.
Kos.

cos.

1.
companies.
2.
4.
counties.

C.O.S.

1.
cash on shipment.
Also, c.o.s.
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British Dictionary definitions for cos

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

/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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cos in Science
cos  
Abbreviation of cosine
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cos in Technology

1. Cray Operating System.
2. Corporation for Open Systems.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for cos

cos

cosine

COS

Colorado Springs Airport

cos.

  1. companies
  2. consul
  3. counties

C.O.S.

cash on shipment
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Encyclopedia Article for cos

Cos

island off the southwestern coast of Turkey, the third largest of the Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

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