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tos

Vigesimo-quarto \Vi*ges"i*mo-quar"to\, n.; pl. -tos. A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into twenty-four leaves; hence, indicating more or less definitely a size of book so made; -- usually written 24mo, or 24[deg].

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


tos

Anito \A*ni"to\, n.; pl. -tos. [Sp.] In Guam and the Philippines, an idol, fetich, or spirit.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


tos
<operating system> /toss/

1. IBM's Tape Operating System.

2. The operating system of the Atari ST range of
computers. This range included the 512ST, 1040ST and the F,
FM and E variations (e.g.1040STE). Later, 32-bit machines
(TT, Falcon030 and MegaSTE) were developed using a new version
of TOS, called MultiTOS which was based on MinT.

TOS went through several revisions starting initially as a
derivative of CP/M, but developing into a remarkably
complete and flexible operating system. Features include: a
flat memory model, MS-DOS-compatible disk format and
support for MIDI and SCSI (in later versions). TOS was
designed to run Atari's version of the GEM GUI.

There is some argument as to what TOS stands for, the main
candidates being "Tramiel Operating System" (named after
Atari's head at the time) or simply "The Operating System".

3. <networking> Terms Of Service.

4. Star Trek The Original Series as opposed to ST-TNG or
ST-DS9.
 

TOS: in Acronym Finder: the "go" button will take you to Amazon.com and display a list of literary works on each acronym.

Acronym Definition @Amazon.com
TOS Tactical Oceanographic Summary
TOS Tactical Operations Squadron (USAF)
TOS Tactical Operations System
TOS Tactical Operator Station
TOS Tales of Suspense (comic)
ToS Tales of Symphonia (video game)
TOS Tape Operating System
TOS Teacher Over Shoulder
TOS Temple of Set
TOS Temporarily Out of Stock
TOS Tender of Service
TOS Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
TOS Term(s) Of Service
TOS Terminal Oriented Software
TOS Terminal Oriented System
TOS Testing Operations System
TOS The Oceanography Society
TOS The Operating System
TOS The Original Series (Star Trek)
TOS The Other Side
TOS Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
TOS Time of Sale
TOS Time Of Search
TOS Time On Station
TOS TIOS (Television Infrared Orbital Satellite) Operational System
TOS Tip of the Spear
TOS Tone Operated Squelch (two-way radio)
TOS Top of Shelf
TOS Top Of Slab (concrete)
TOS Top of Steel
TOS Top of the Stack
TOS Total Outstanding Shares (Canada)
TOS Track on Search
TOS Traffic Operations System
TOS Training Objective Statement
TOS Tramiel Operating System (Atari ST/TT operating system)
TOS Transfer Orbit Stage
TOS Transition Operational State
TOS Transmission Optimization System
TOS Transparent Optical Switch
TOS Tromso, Norway - Tromso/Langes (Airport Code)
TOS Trucial Oman Scouts (Unite Arab Emirates)
TOS Trusted Operating System
TOS Turbine Overspeed (aero engines)
TOS Type Of Service
TOS Type Of Shipment

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