s meaning

Pronunciation:   "s" in a sentence
Noun: s  es
  1. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Système International d'Unités
    - second, sec 
  2. The 19th letter of the Roman alphabet
    - S
Noun: S  es
  1. A unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm
    - mho, siemens, reciprocal ohm 
  2. The cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    - south, due south, southward 
  3. An abundant tasteless odourless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
    - sulfur [N. Amer], sulphur [Brit, Cdn], atomic number 16 
  4. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
    - randomness, entropy

Derived forms: ss, Ss

Type of: alphabetic character, cardinal compass point, chemical element, conductance unit, element, letter, letter of the alphabet, physical property, time unit, unit of time

Part of: Latin alphabet, min, minute, oil of vitriol, Roman alphabet, sulfide [N. Amer], sulfuric acid [N. Amer], sulphide [Brit, Cdn], sulphuric acid [Brit, Cdn], vitriol

Encyclopedia: S S, as in Zebatinsky S,M,L,XL S,


[Architecture]
1.

On drawings, abbr. for “side.”

2.

On drawings, abbr. for “south.”

3.

Abbr. for “seamless.”


[Economics]
= report of the auditor

[Electronics]
1. Symbol for distance or DISPLACEMENT.
  1. Symbol for SCREEN GRID of a vacuum tube.
  2. Symbol for STANDARD DEVIATION.
    4. Abbreviation for SECOND.

[Finance]
Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying a beneficial interest.

Examples

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  1. he weighed the parcel in his hand ( s ) ..
  2. a subset s of a ring a is a subring of a.
  3. s is the concentration of unpaired nucleotides.
  4. politic s cannot be equated with art.
  5. the beam from the laser l passes through the shutter s.

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