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N.A.S.

or NAS

2.
naval air station.

National Academy of Sciences

noun
1.
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.
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  • All the others, except nas Ta Bega, eyed the river blankly, as if they did not know what to think.

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  • It was then that I became aware of the presence of nas ta Bega.

  • nas Ta Bega smoked in silence, his brooding eyes upon the fire.

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  • Before they mounted, nas Ta Bega pointed to horse tracks in the dust.

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  • nas Ta Bega turned the mustangs loose to fare for what scant grass grew on bench and slope.

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nas in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for nas

NAS

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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