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Cs, chemical symbol
Cs, symbol for the element cesium.
CS, chemical compound
CS, chemical compound (orthochlorobenzalmalonitrile) used in riot control and, by the military, as a harassing agent. The compound is dispersed as an aerosol or as a finely divided powder. Exposure to CS causes intense pain in the eyes and upper respiratory tract; the pain spreads to the lungs and gives the sensation of suffocation. In humid weather CS may cause severe blistering of the skin. Heavy exposure to the compound may cause serious lung damage, resulting in death. Nonetheless, CS is less toxic than many other tear gases. CS was first synthesized in the 1920s by Ben Corson and Roger Stoughton; the compound's name is derived from their initials.
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1. Abbr. for “caulking seam.”
2. Abbr. for cast stone.
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Adobe Creative SuiteA family of professional multimedia creation and editing tools. Introduced in 2003 and designated with a "CS" prefix such as CS4, CS5, etc., packages ranged from as few as six to more than a dozen applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. In 2012, CS6 was the last Creative Suite version, and all subsequent versions became available only via subscription (see Adobe Creative Cloud). See Adobe.
computer scienceThe field of computer hardware and software. It includes systems analysis & design, application and system software design, programming and datacenter operations. For young students, the emphasis is typically on learning a programming language or running a computer with little attention to the study of information and its uses. In order to better deal with business information requirements, students must also be introduced to data administration and database concepts. See information management, information system and IT.
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