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NBS

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National Bureau of Standards

noun, U.S. Government
1.
the federal agency that establishes the standards for units used in measuring the physical properties of substances.
Abbreviation: NBS, N.B.S.
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National Bureau of Standards

noun
1.
(in the US) an organization, founded in 1901, whose function is to establish and maintain standards for units of measurements Compare British Standards Institution
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NBS

  1. National Biological Survey
  2. National Bureau of Standards; now NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology
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