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SOS




the letters represented by the radio telegraphic signal (••• – – – •••) used, esp. by ships in distress, as an internationally recognized call for help.

n.
any call for help: We sent out an SOS for more typists.

v.i.
to send an SOS.

s.o.s.




(in prescriptions) if necessary.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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See also:
  • SOS (Thesaurus)
  • SOS (Encyclopedia)

 

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