DS

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See also: ds, ds., d's, D's, dS, Ds, D.S., and D. S.

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

DS (not comparable)

  1. (pathology) Initialism of drug susceptible. or Initialism of drug sensitive.

Noun[edit]

DS (plural DSs)

  1. (medicine, usually used attributively) double strength
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) Douglas Score. (points ranking for deer antlers).
  3. detective sergeant, a police rank used in Commonwealth countries
  4. (video games) Nintendo DS
  5. (slang, UK) directing staff
  6. (logic) disjunctive syllogism
    • 2004 August, J. L. Schellenberg, “The Atheist’s Free Will Offence” in the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, volume 56, № 1, pages 11–12
      Let ‘F’ stand for the state of affairs that consists in finite persons possessing and exercising free will. Let ‘p’ stand for ‘God exists’; ‘q’ for ‘F obtains’; ‘r’ for ‘F poses a serious risk of evil’; and ‘s’ for ‘There is no option available to God that counters F.’ With this in place, the argument may be formalized as follows:
      (1) [(p & q) & r] → s Premiss
      (2) ~s        Premiss
      (3) ~[(p & q) & r]   1, 2 MT
      (4) ~(p & q) v ~r    3 DM
      (5) r         Premiss
      (6) ~(p & q)      4, 5 DS
      (7) ~p v ~q      6 DM
      (3) follows from the conjunction of (1) and (2) by modus tollens; De Morgan’s law applied to (3) yields (4); (4) and (5) together lead to (6) by disjunctive syllogism; and another application of De Morgan’s law takes us from (6) to the final conclusion, according to which either God exists or there is free will (but not both).

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  • (pathology): DR

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DS

  1. directeur sportif