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Definitions of S

  1. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work; "entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a consonant, and is often called a sibilant, in allusion to its hissing sound. It has two principal sounds; one a mere hissing, as in sack, this. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Nineteenth letter of the alphabet. S. stands for south. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The nineteenth letter in the English alphabet, has two sounds, as in miss and rose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The common plural sign, becoming -es, after sibilants; as, cats, boxes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The ending of the third person singular present indicative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. The nineteenth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for S

  1. Yes, so it is; but it's very different from what it ever was. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  2. It's not complete ... – Missing Link by Frank Patrick Herbert
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