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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mos may refer to:

  • the Latin for "custom, proper behaviour", see Mores
  • Mos (Spain), a municipality in Galicia, Spain.

MoS, MOS and M.O.S. may also refer to a three-letter acronym for:

In business and government:

In culture:

In geography:

In meteorology:

In music:

In technology:

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Mos, MoS, MOS may refer to:

In business and government:

In culture:

In geography:

In meteorology:

In technology:

See also

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

Our Manual of style is a collection of rules of thumb and guidelines for giving Wikitravel a consistent look and feel. Most of these rules have exceptions, but to put together a good reference work collaboratively, it's best to follow the rules unless they're quite inappropriate for a particular situation.

The Manual is broken up into different pages so that this one doesn't get overloaded with extraneous text. It makes it easier to find and update individual rules or concepts if they're on their own pages. Finally, it's easier for smarty-pantses to link to the particular rule being broken from talk pages for articles.

If all this stuff makes your head swim, and you don't want to bother with it, by all means plunge forward and just start sharing your knowledge. Other Wikitravellers will come through and bring your contributions more in line with the style guide.

If you have a question about the specifics of the Manual, or want to see it changed/amended/clarified, use the talk page for the section in question. A list of issues currently being discussed can be found here.

Structural style

This section of the Manual is for rules about the structure of Wikitravel as a whole.

  • Main Page guidelines - how to add links to the Main Page
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  • Using Mediawiki templates - using the MediaWiki Template: transclusion feature
  • Mediawiki template index - a list of available Mediawiki templates

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Formatting content:

  • Section headers - formatting guidelines for the section headers
  • Avoid HTML - avoiding HTML formatting
  • Information boxes - when, how and when not to use information boxes
  • Geocoding - adding latitude and longitude to destination articles
  • Wiki markup - How to use the special Mediawiki markup to present information

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Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikiversity

Purple question mark.svg This page is a proposed Wikiversity policy, guideline, or process. The proposal may still be in development, under discussion, or in the process of gathering consensus for adoption. References or links to this page should only describe it as a "proposal". Shortcut: WV:MOS

The Manual of Style is a set of guidelines for the formatting of articles on Wikiversity, currently based loosely on Wikipedia's manual of style.

Contents

Article names

  • Article names should (generally) be in sentence case (e.g., Social psychology), although proper names may also be used e.g., John Dewey. Full capitalisation is appropriate e.g., for acronyms e.g., SPSS.
  • Article names should not contain special characters like &, |, -, / and + unless necessary (there are exceptions, such as the C++ programming language, or when making subpages).
  • Spaces should be used appropriately, and will be automatically converted to underscores. For example, Main Page and not MainPage or mainPage
  • Individual Schools may come up with their own guidelines on article names.
  • Where appropriate, the article name may be bolded if it occurs within the first paragraph.
  • For more information, see Wikiversity:Naming conventions

Headings

Liberal use of headings is encouraged. Semicolons can be used but, as they cannot be linked to as sections of an article appropriately, using the equal sign method is preferred. Articles should, where at all possible, be split into subsections of reasonable length, separated by headings surrounded by two equals signs.

Syntax

Following is an example of the Mediawiki syntax for headings:

Introductory paragraph.

== Heading ==
Text.
== Heading ==
Text.

Subsections can be created by using three or four equals signs, with four being parsed as a lower heading level than three. For example

Introductory paragraph.

== Heading ==
Text.

=== Subheading ===
Text.

=== Subheading ===
Text.

==== Deeper subheading ====
Text.

== Heading ==
Text.

Conventions

  • It is suggested that headings do not contain special characters, as when linked to they are converted to a format suitable for URLs which can be confusing for visitors
  • Only use one equals sign in special cases, where warranted. This is part of the Mediawiki software, but is a rather large and obtrusive header, and is unnecessary. If in doubt, use two equals signs.
  • Keep headings short; one to two words is often enough
  • Do not repeat titles or significant parts thereof (exceptions include numbering, e.g. appending integers or roman numerals to headings)


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Formatting


Wikiversity is not Wikipedia
Wikiversity uses the same formatting capability as Wikipedia. Some Wikiversity instructors feel that using the basic outline of an encyclopedia is not conducive to creating attractive and appealing lessons. They want more than just paragraph after paragraph of unformatted text.
Therefore, some instructors use creative ways to enhance the appearance of their pages. By looking through all the possible formatting options in the help section, you will begin to find ways to make your pages more attractive. Even placing a simple colon at the beginning of long lines helps readability.
Developing standards
Currently, there are no standards at Wikiversity for page formatting. Therefore, each instructor develops with his or her own preference for the appearance of a lesson page, a table of contents, and a reference page, etc.
A simple example:
Here is a simple example:
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Here is a title

A subtitle
Lots of wonderful text. Even more text. Great text is the best text but marvelous text is even better yet. Text text text text text.
Another subtitle
Lots of wonderful text. Even more text. Even more text. Even more text. Even more text. Even more text. Text text text text text. Text text text text text. Text text text text text.

Here is another title

A subtitle
Lots of wonderful text. Even more text. Even more text.
Even more text. Even more text. Even more text. Text text text text text.
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Here is a title

Here is a subtitle

Lots of wonderful text. Even more text. Even more text. Even more text. Even more text. Even more text. Even more text. Text text text text text.

Lots of wonderful text. Even more text. Even more text.

Better looking
As you can see, this is much more colorful and appealing than most of the pages at Wikiversity. But you will have to decide how much formatting will create the best learning environment for your students. Robert Elliott 03:42, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010
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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also mós, moş, MoS, and MOS

Contents

Albanian

Adverb

mos

  1. don’t

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin morsus (little bits).

Noun

mos

  1. a bit

Danish

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German mos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /moːs/, [moːˀs]

Noun

mos c. (singular definite mosen, not used in plural form)

  1. mash, puree

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mosi, mose.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /mɔs/, [mɔs]

Noun

mos n. (singular definite mosset, plural indefinite mosser)

  1. moss
Inflection

Etymology 3

See mose (to mash, to slog).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /moːs/, [moːˀs]

Verb

mos

  1. Imperative of mose.

Dutch

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Wikipedia nl

Noun

mos n. (plural: mossen, diminutive: mosje)

  1. moss

Derived terms


Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmoʃ/

Verb

mos

  1. to wash

Derived terms

With verb prefixes

Latin

Noun

mōs (genitive mōris); m, third declension

  1. custom, usage, wont, rule
    • Catiline Orations by Cicero (Latin text and English translations may be found here)
      O tempora, o mores! Senatus haec intellegit, consul videt; hic tamen vivit. Vivit?
      Shame on the age and on its principles! The senate is aware of these things; the consul sees them; and yet this man lives. Lives!

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative mōs mōrēs
genitive mōris mōrum
dative mōrī mōribus
accusative mōrem mōrēs
ablative mōre mōribus
vocative mōs mōrēs

Derived terms

Descendants


Old English

Etymology 1

Proto-Germanic *musam, whence also Old High German mos

Noun

mos n

  1. moss

Etymology 2

Proto-Germanic *mosan (food). Akin to Old Saxon mōs "food", Old High German muos (German Mus, Gemüse "food, vegetables"), Old English mete "food". More at meat

Noun

mōs n.

  1. food, nourishment, victuals
Declension
Singular Plural
nominative mōs mōs
accusative mōs mōs
genitive mōses mōsa
dative mōse mōsum
Related terms

Old High German

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *musam, whence also Old English mos

Noun

mos n

  1. moss







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