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B.S.1 abbreviation of "Bachelor of Science," an undergraduate degree conferred on a person who has completed a curriculum in science, technology, or the like.
B.S.2 (often l.c.) (vulgar slang) abbreviation of "bullshit," lies, exaggerations, boasts, or the like.
D.D.S. abbreviation of "Doctor of Dental Surgery."
D.S. abbreviation of "dal segno," from the sign (used in music as a direction to return to the point so marked and repeat a passage).
H.S. abbreviation of "High School," a school consisting of grades nine or ten through twelve or, formerly, grades seven through twelve (used in a proper name).
Harry S. Truman the 33rd President of the United States (1945 to 1953), who ordered the dropping of atomic bombs for the purpose of bringing an end to World War II in Japan (b.1884--d.1972).
M.S. abbreviation of "Master of Science," a master's degree awarded usu. in science, technology, or mathematics.
P.P.S. abbreviation of "post postscriptum" (Latin); a second or additional postscript.
P.S. abbreviation of "postscript," a note or message added at the end of a book or document, esp. at the end of a letter following the signature.
R.S.V.P. abbreviation of "répondez s'il vous plaît" (French); please reply.
S and L abbreviation of "savings and loan (association)," a bank, usu. owned by its depositors, that pays interest to them on their savings, which it uses for lending for a variety of purposes.
S-M abbreviation of "sadomasochism," sadism and masochism.
S.A. abbreviation of "société anonyme" (French), or "sociedad anonima" (Spanish), or "societa anonima" (Italian); corporation.
S.S. abbreviation of "Schutzstaffel" (German); an elite military corps in Germany that functioned as a special security police arm of the Nazi Party.
SC abbreviation of "South Carolina," a southeastern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast, between North Carolina and Georgia.
SD abbreviation of "South Dakota," a midwestern U.S. state between North Dakota and Nebraska.
U.S. abbreviation of "United States," a North American country extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific between Canada and Mexico and including Alaska and Hawaii; United States of America (usu. prec. by, "the").
U.S. Open a major annual tennis tournament held in the U.S. in late summer, open to all contestants, amateur and professional.
U.S.A. abbreviation of "United States of America," a North American country extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific between Canada and Mexico and including Alaska and Hawaii, also known as "United States" (usu. prec. by, "the").
U.S.S.R. abbreviation of "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics," formerly, a country, comprising fifteen constituent republics, in eastern Europe and northern Asia; Soviet Union.