What does SOS stand for?

SOS stands for Save Our Ship (incorrect, but used for same meaning)


What does SOS mean?

SOS meaning ‘‘Save Our Ship '‘. As mentioned above the full form of SOS- Save our Ship is incorrect but it has been used in same sense. It is believed that this term used by maritime personnel on ship to signal as’ save our soul or Save our ship. It is mode and means of communication and show the urgency to get help.

Generally, now a days, SOS Morse code has been used as distress call and associated with save our ship or saving anyone in stress. Due to its wide high profile uses in emergencies the SOS, now become an emergency call to indicate the need for action or crisis.

What is SOS Morse code?

The notation of SOS code Morse is written with an over score line. SOS is just a specific code, a distinctive Morse code which is not an abbreviation or acronyms or any kind of short form for anything or group of meaningful words related to urgency.
SOS is Morse code used at world level and originally invented for maritime purpose.

In international Morse code, three dots form the letter ‘S’ and three dashes form letter ‘O’. So, the ‘SOS’ become a common way to remember the order of the dots and dashes.
SOS code Morse is still identified as standard and basic distress signal. SOS code Morse has been used a visual distress signal; consisting of three short, three long, three short flashlights.

When any technological telecommunication equipment has not been developed, a sign of flag in various color has been used, but with the advancement in radio technology in late 1890s, it was quickly recognized as an aid to maritime communication. Germany was the first country to adopt SOS distress signal.

Short meaning of SOS

SOS is an internationally recognized distress signal that originates from Morse code.

SOS is an Abbreviation / Acronym / short form word which means Save Our Ship


Full Form of SOS in different Categories

Acronyms, abbreviations, Full form, shorthand, Internet slang word term and initialism of SOS and what does SOS stand for in different categories are following: -

SOS   Switch on Screen

SOS   Surveillance Operating System
SOS   Supplies over Seas 
SOS   Superintendent of Schools (Administration)
SOS   Students of Sociology (Various Subject and school)
SOS   Stop Only Sugar (food and nutrition)
SOS   State of the Science 
SOS   Speed of Sound
SOS   Sounds of Silence
SOS   Some Other Solutions 
SOS   Software Operating System
SOS   Slower Older Smarter
SOS   Signals Of Silence 
SOS   Sibling Over Shoulder (texting and chatting)
SOS   Share Operating System
SOS   Sense of Security
SOS   Security of Systems
SOS   Secretary Of State
SOS   Science of Sustainability
SOS   Science of Speed
SOS   Save Our Souls
SOS   Save Our Ship (common but incorrect)
SOS   Same Old Story


Some Common question/query related to SOS 

What is abbreviation / short form of Save Our Ship? – SOS
What is full form of SOS? -  Save Our Soul or save our ship
How to abbreviate Sign of Stress?  -   SOS
What does SOS stand for in Medical category? – Sign of Stress, Site of Surgery

What does SOS meaning in texting or chatting?

When, we are chatting or texting with someone and to show support by somebody, we used to say, ‘someone over shoulder’. So, it is also used in chatting or texting over social media acronym that means some over shoulder.

What is the code for SOS?

As already explained above, the letter ‘S’ is three short dots, the letter ‘O’ is three longer dashes and again, ‘S’ is three short dots. This code may be in the form of flashlight, visual or sound.

SOS full in Medical or Medical category

In medical field, SOS has many different meaning and full form; SOS- if there is needed, repeat once if urgent. In medical term, it is generally used while writing medical related descriptions. It may be different from some medical unit to other medical unit. So, it is necessary to confirm the exact meaning of SOS in particular medical unit or treatment center.
SOS in medicine is also similar to meaning in medical field.

List of some sentences for example related to SOS short Form which may be helpful to understand SOS Abbreviation: -

men stranded on uninhabited island rescued after raising SOS flashlight.

·                  Merchant ship releases SOS Signal to near by ship view possible pirate attack.

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