Science and technology

  • Open-source software
    Open-source software
    Open-source software is computer software that is available in source code form: the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, improve and at times also to distribute the software.Open...

  • Open Sound System
    Open Sound System
    The Open Sound System is an interface for making and capturing sound in Unix or Unix-like operating systems. It is based on standard Unix devices...

    , a standard interface for making and capturing sound in Unix operating systems
  • Open Search Server, search engine software
  • Operations support system
    Operations support system
    Operations support systems are computer systems used by telecommunications service providers. The term OSS most frequently describes "network systems" dealing with the telecom network itself, supporting processes such as maintaining network inventory, provisioning services, configuring network...

    s, computers used by telecommunications service providers to administer and maintain network systems
  • Ohio Sky Survey
    Ohio Sky Survey
    The Ohio Sky Survey was an astronomical survey of extragalactic radio sources. Data were taken between 1965 and 1971 using the Big Ear radio telescope at the Ohio State University Radio Observatory , also known as the "Big Ear Radio Observatory "....

  • Oriented spindle stop, a type of spindle motion used within some G-code
    G-code is the common name for the most widely used computer numerical control programming language, which has many implementations. Used mainly in automation, it is part of computer-aided engineering. G-code is sometimes called G programming language...

  • Web Browser for S60
    Web Browser for S60
    Web Browser for S60 or the S60 OSS Browser, is the default web browser for the S60 mobile phone platform. It is the default browser for many old phones running on the Symbian mobile operating system and all new phones running on Symbian. It was developed by Nokia...

    , a web browser for mobile devices, also known as OSS Browser

Companies and organizations

  • Office of Strategic Services
    Office of Strategic Services
    The Office of Strategic Services was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency, and it was a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency...

    , World War II forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • The Offshore Super Series
    Offshore Super Series
    The Offshore Super Series is an offshore powerboat racing organization founded in December 2003 by 30 of the top offshore race boat teams in the USA. The teams were dissatisfied with the way their sport was going...

    , an offshore powerboat racing organization
  • Optimized Systems Software
    Optimized Systems Software
    Optimized Systems Software was a small company producing operating systems and programming languages for the Atari 8-bit and Apple II computer families...

    , a former software company
  • Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel, dedicated to fighting desertification
    Desertification is the degradation of land in drylands. Caused by a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities, desertification is one of the most significant global environmental problems.-Definitions:...

     and drought; based in Tunis, Tunisia
  • Open Spaces Society
    Open Spaces Society
    The Open Spaces Society , a registered charity, is a UK campaign group to protect public rights of way and common land. It was founded in 1865 as the Commons Preservation Society. It is Britain’s oldest national conservation body. Its founders and early members included John Stuart Mill, Lord...

    , a UK registered charity championing public paths and open spaces


  • Out of School Suspension
  • Otto Stern School for Integrated Doctoral Education
    Otto Stern School for Integrated Doctoral Education
    The Otto Stern School is the platform for doctoral education in natural sciences at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.- Organisation :...

    , Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Options Secondary School
    Options Secondary School
    Options Secondary School , is located in Chula Vista, California on the Chula Vista Adult School campus....

    , Chula Vista, California
  • ÖSS
    Student Selection and Placement System or Higher Education Examination-Undergraduate Placement Examination , [formerly Student Selection Examination, ], is a standardized test for the admission to higher education in Turkey administered by ÖSYM. Within the Turkish education system, the only way to...

     (Öğrenci Seçme Sınavı), the only university entrance exam in Turkey
  • Outram Secondary School
    Outram Secondary School
    Outram Secondary School, abbreviated as OSS is a government school in Singapore. Founded in 1906 as Outram Road School, then Outram School by gazette notification, Outram Secondary School is one of the oldest schools in Singapore. It is the only government school in Singapore with a swimming pool...

    , Singapore


  • O.S.S. (film)
    O.S.S. (film)
    O.S.S. is a 1946 war film starring Alan Ladd, Colton Winters and Geraldine Fitzgerald about the Office of Strategic Services....

    , a 1946 film about the Office of Strategic Services
  • OSS (series), the name of an ITC Entertainment TV series which aired in 1957

Other uses

  • Oss
    Oss is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands, in the province of Noord Brabant.- Population centres :-Transportation:* Railway stations: Oss, Oss West, Ravenstein- The city of Oss :...

    , a city and municipality in the Netherlands
  • Ossetic language
    Ossetic language
    Ossetian , also sometimes called Ossete, is an East Iranian language spoken in Ossetia, a region on the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains....

  • The Old Syriac Sinaiticus, a Bible manuscript
  • Operations Support Squadron
  • Order of St. Sava
    Order of St. Sava
    The Order of St. Sava was a decoration instituted by the order King Milan I of Serbia in 1883. The Order of Saint Sava originally was established to recognize civilians for meritorious achievements in the arts and sciences. In 1914 a change was made permitting military personnel to receive the...

    , a Serbian decoration
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