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SOS

noun \ˌes-(ˌ)ō-ˈes\

: a signal used by ships and airplanes to call for help

Full Definition of SOS

1
:  an internationally recognized signal of distress in radio code --- used especially by ships calling for help
2
:  a call or request for help or rescue

First Known Use of SOS

1910
SOS Defined for Kids

SOS

noun \ˌes-ō-ˈes\

Definition of SOS for Kids

1
:  an international radio code distress signal used especially by ships and airplanes calling for help
2
:  a call for help
Medical Dictionary

SOS

abbreviation

Medical Definition of SOS

if occasion require; if necessary—used in writing prescriptions

Origin of SOS

Latin si opus sit

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