What does SOS mean in International?

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International Morse radio-code signal for danger, 'life-death'

INT'NL MORSE RADIO-CODE SIGNAL; THREE DOTS, THREE EQUAL DASHES, THREE DOTS: In event of LIFE/DEATH DANGER; MAY BE TRANSMITTED ANY-EFFECTUAL MANNER/MEANS AVAILABLE; SEVERE PUNISHMENT FOR FALSE SIGNALS

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SOS(n.)
an internationally recognized radiotelegraphic distress signal, used esp. by ships and consisting of the letters SOS spelled out in Morse Code (•••–––•••).

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