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S

S, 19th letter of the alphabet, representing the common sibilant, voiceless in spur, voiced in rose. Its Greek equivalent is sigma. In former times the nonterminal s was written or printed much like an f without the right half of the cross bar. In chemistry S is the symbol of the element sulfur.

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