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1Second(s).
1.1 Law Section (of an act): the change is effected by the bringing into effect of s 130 of the Companies Act 1989
1.2Shilling(s): a room cost a guinea a night with a 2s 6d supplement for hot bathwater
1.3 Grammar Singular.
1.4 Chemistry Solid.
1.5(In genealogies) son(s): m 1991; one s one d
1.7 Chemistry Denoting electrons and orbitals possessing zero angular momentum and total symmetry: s-electrons
[S from sharp, originally applied to lines in atomic spectra]

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S 2 Line breaks: S
(also s)

noun (plural Ss or S's)

1The nineteenth letter of the alphabet.
1.1Denoting the next after R in a set of items, categories, etc.
2A shape like that of a capital S: [in combination]: an S-bend

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S 3 Line breaks: S

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1(Chiefly in Catholic use) Saint: S Ignatius Loyola
1.2Small (as a clothes size).
1.3South or Southern: 65° S
1.4 Biochemistry Svedberg unit(s).

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1The chemical element sulphur.
1.1 Chemistry Entropy.

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