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National Bureau of Standards

noun, U.S. Government
the federal agency that establishes the standards for units used in measuring the physical properties of substances.
Abbreviation: NBS, N.B.S. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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National Bureau of Standards

(in the US) an organization, founded in 1901, whose function is to establish and maintain standards for units of measurements Compare British Standards Institution
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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National Bureau of Standards in Technology
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