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  1. (metrology) Symbol for terasiemens, an SI unit of electrical conductance equal to 1012 siemens.



TS (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of transsexual.
    • 1996, Zachary I. Nataf, Lesbians talk transgender, page 26:
      To want such genitals is to want the genitals of a TS man and not those of a genetic man. What is offered by the surgeons as a compromise instead of a fully functioning penis becomes for some FTMs an instance of transgender pride []
    • 2000, Viviane Namaste, Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People, page 179:
      Just like any other form of prejudice and discrimination, if some non-transsexual women are threatening the safety of a TS woman because she is a transsexual, it should be dealt with immediately and efficiently.
    • 2007, Red Jordan Arobateau, Lamentations In The Cool Of The Evening, →ISBN, page 141:
      Many young TS ladies don't just need plastic surgery, []
  2. Initialism of top secret.
    Coordinate terms: TSSCI, SCI


TS (countable and uncountable, plural TSs or TSes)

  1. Abbreviation of transsexual.
  2. Abbreviation of transcript.
  3. (colloquial) Initialism of tough shit.
    • 1991, Jeff Martin, Three Men and a Comic Book (episode of The Simpsons TV series)
      BART: I need $100 for a comic. [] Dad, I want this more than anything.
      HOMER: Well, T.S.
  4. (meteorology) Initialism of tropical storm.
  5. (in ISO standards) Initialism of technical standard.
  6. Initialism of technical specification.
  7. (neurology) Initialism of Tourette syndrome.
    • 1992, David E. Comings, Tourette syndrome and human behavior, page 247:
      One mother of a TS boy with encopresis reported It came on suddenly, lasted two weeks and went away just as suddenly, almost like a tic, []
    • 2012, Basal Ganglia Diseases: Advances in Research and Treatment, →ISBN, page 237:
      We report (1) [] ; (2) TS boys showed thinner cortex relative to TS girls []
  8. (pathology) Initialism of Turner syndrome.
  9. (nautical) Initialism of turbine ship, a ship powered by a gas turbine or steam turbine engine.
  10. (surveying) Initialism of total station.
  11. Initialism of telesync.

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  1. Abbreviation of Telangana, a state of India.
    Synonym: TG
  2. Initialism of Transylvanian Saxon.
    • 1994, Carol Blackshire-Belay, The Germanic Mosaic: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Society, page 98:
      [] a beautiful, internationally based folk etymology in Transylvanian Saxon: the French formula de haute volée, "of high rank" [] became Håt-voll-lei, literally "hat full of lei" ( = "rich person") in the TS popular usage.
      The Romanian family name [] is Radu, to which the TS feminine marker -an (HG -in) is attached.
  3. Initialism of Taylor Swift.




Probably from English transsexual.


TS(ティーエス) (tī-esu

  1. (fiction) genderswap; genderbend; sex change


TS(ティーエス)する (tī-esu surusuru (stem TS(ティーエス) (tī-esu shi), past TS(ティーエス)した (tī-esu shita))

  1. (fiction) to undergo a genderswap, genderbend, or sex change
    Bishōjo ni tī-esu shitai.
    I wish I could be a pretty girl.


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TS f

  1. Abbreviation of Tėvynės Sąjunga.


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Initialism of trådstartare, from tråd (thread) +‎ startare (starter).


TS c

  1. (Internet) the person who started a thread on an internet forum; the original poster, the OP

Usage notes[edit]

Common on the internet forum Flashback.




  1. Abbreviation of tiến sĩ.