DOS

From Wiktionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wikipedia logo
The Simple English Wikipedia has an article on:
See also DoS
See also dos

Pronunciation[change]

Acronym[change]

Acronym
DOS

Singular
DOS

Plural
none

  1. (countable & uncountable) Disk Operating System:
    1. (old, no longer used) Any computer operating system that is stored on a disk and read into memory.
      They began developing DOS's in the 1970's.
    2. A group of operating systems that include PC-DOS, Microsoft DOS (MS-DOS), and others that look and work the same way.
      Windows replaced DOS in the '90's.
      DR-DOS is a real DOS with complete open source code.

Usage notes[change]

Initialism[change]

Initialism
DOS

  1. (military) Date(s) of Service
  2. (military) Date of Separation
  3. (US) Department of State
  4. (science) Density of states