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 for JOSS
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joss \Joss\ (j[o^]s), n. [Chinese, corrupt. fr. Pg. deos God, L.
     A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol. "Critic in jars
     and josses." --Colman (1761).
     [1913 Webster]
     Joss house, a Chinese temple or house for the Chinese mode
        of worship.
     Joss stick, a reed covered with a paste made of the dust of
        odoriferous woods, or a cylinder made wholly of the paste;
        -- burned by the Chinese before an idol.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         JOHNNIAC Open Shop System (OS, JOHNNIAC)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Joint Object Services Submission

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  JOHNNIAC Open Shop System
      (JOSS) An early, simple, interactive calculator
     language developed by Charles L. Baker at Rand in 1964.  There
     were two versions: JOSS I and JOSS II.
     [Connection with Johnniac?]
     ["JOSS Users' Reference Manual", R.L. Clark, Report F-1535/9,
     RAND Corp (Jan 1975)].
     [Sammet 1969, pp. 217-226].

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