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Symbol, Chemistry, Physics.
1.

H.S.

1.
High School.
2.
British. Home Secretary.

h.s.1

1.
in this sense.
Origin
< Latin hōc sensū

h.s.2

1.
(in prescriptions) at bedtime.
Origin
< Latin hōrā somnī at the hour of sleep

H, h

[eych] /eɪtʃ/
noun, plural H's or Hs, h's or hs.
1.
the eighth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter H or h, as in hot or behave.
3.
something having the shape of an H .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter H or h.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter H or h.
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British Dictionary definitions for Hs

HS

abbreviation
1.
High School
2.
(in Britain) Home Secretary
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Hs in Medicine

H.S. abbr.
Latin hora somni (before sleep, at bedtime)

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Hs in Science
Hs  
The symbol for hassium.
h  
  1. Abbreviation of height

  2. The symbol for Planck's constant.


H  
  1. The symbol for henry.

  2. The symbol for hydrogen.


hassium
  (hä'sē-əm)   
Symbol Hs
A synthetic, radioactive element that is produced by bombarding lead with iron ions. Its most long-lived isotopes have mass numbers of 264 and 265 with half-lives of 0.08 millisecond and 2 milliseconds, respectively. Atomic number 108. See Periodic Table.
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Hs in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for Hs

Hs

hassium

HS

  1. high school
  2. his (shortwave transmission)

h.s.

Latin hora somni (at the hour of sleep-that is, at bedtime)
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Encyclopedia Article for Hs

an artificially produced element belonging to the transuranium group, atomic number 108. It was synthesized and identified in 1984 by West German researchers at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research (Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung [GSI]) in Darmstadt. On the basis of its position in the periodic table of the elements, it is expected to have chemical properties similar to those of osmium.

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