national institute of standards and technology

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National Institute of Standards and Technology definition

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(NIST, formerly the National Bureau of Standards) A United States governmental body that helps develop standards including FIPS.
NIST Home (http://nist.gov/).
(2003-06-04)
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national institute of standards and technology

noun
an agency in the Technology Administration that makes measurements and sets standards as needed by industry or government programs 
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