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Dictionary Definition

cos

Noun

1 ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle [syn: cosine]
2 lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head [syn: cos lettuce, romaine, romaine lettuce]

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Translingual

Symbol

cos
  1. a symbol of the trigonometric function cosine.

English

Etymology

From the name of the island Cos, whence it was introduced.

Pronunciation

Noun

cos
  1. A variety of lettuce with long, crisp leaves.

Translations

A variety of lettuce with long, crisp leaves

Catalan

Noun

cos

French

Abbreviation

cos

Irish

Pronunciation

[kos]

Noun

cos

Declension

Latin

Noun

cos

Extensive Definition

Cos, COS or CoS, may refer to:

Math, science and technology

Places

Roles

  • Chief of Staff, the coordinator of the supporting staff of an organization
  • Chief of Station, an official appointed as chief of a stationary post
  • Roman consul, the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic and the Empire

Organizations, societies and churches

Other

cos in Catalan: Cos
cos in German: Cos
cos in Esperanto: COS
cos in French: Cos
cos in Korean: Cos
cos in Italian: COS
cos in Dutch: Cos
cos in Japanese: COS
cos in Polish: COS
cos in Kölsch: COS (Watt ėßß datt?)
cos in Chinese: Cos
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