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Meaning of TOS

What Does TOS Mean?

TOS means "Terms of Service". The abbreviation TOS means the rules that must be agreed to before using a service.

Of note, TOS can also be used as a disclaimer, especially regarding the use of websites. TOS is sometimes written as T&C meaning Terms and Conditions of the service.

TOS is also used by science-fiction tv enthusiasts to describe "The Original Series" of Star Trek. "Trekkies" (Star Trek fans) ascribe abbreviations to each series of the TV show (e.g., TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT).
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Definition for TOS

TOS means "Terms of Service". This is the most common definition for TOS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about TOS:

Definition:Terms of Service
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write TOS, I mean this:

meaning of TOS
TOS (Terms of Service) means the "small print" for a service and must be read.

Examples of TOS in Sentences

Here are examples of TOS being used in conversations:
  • Penny: Why did they charge me extra today?
  • Geoff: Read their TOS.
  • Julie: Have you stopped work already?
  • Matt: Read my TOS, Honey.

An Academic Look at TOS

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Tee Oh Ess"), TOS is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "the small print" instead of TOS.

A Text with TOS

Using TOS on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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