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naval air station.
Also, NAS.

National Academy of Sciences

a private organization, created by an act of Congress (1863), that furthers science and advises the U.S. government on scientific and technical issues.
Abbreviation: N.A.S., NAS. Unabridged
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  1. Nassau [Bahamas] International Airport
  2. National Academy of Sciences
  3. National Airspace System
  4. National Audubon Society
  5. naval air station
  6. network access server
  7. no added salt
  8. nonindigenous aquatic species
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National Academy of Sciences

nongovernmental American organization of scientists and engineers, established March 3, 1863, by act of Congress to serve as an official adviser to the government in all matters of science and technology. It is a self-perpetuating body of limited membership; new members are co-opted on the basis of distinguished contributions to research.

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