how to pronounce dos


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dos is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of dos in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… was used in DOS on some systems the text …”

meanings of dos


  1. A denial-of-service attack.
  2. Director of Studies; someone in charge of the academic side of a school including training teachers and deciding course materials.
  3. Initialism of director of studies.
  4. Plural of do.
  5. Initialism of date of service.
  6. Initialism of date of separation.
  7. Initialism of density of states.


  1. Acronym of Disk Operating System, a family of disk-based operating systems.
  2. Initialism of Department of State.


  1. To commit a denial-of-service attack against.

dos frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word dos occurs in english on average 2.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dos can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dos can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) transport and travel;

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