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NS

1.
not sufficient (funds).
2.
Nova Scotia, Canada (approved for postal use).
3.
nuclear ship.

Ns

1.
Meteorology, nimbostratus.

ns

1.
nanosecond; nanoseconds.
Also, nsec.

n/s

1.
not sufficient.

N.S.

1.
New Style.
2.
Nova Scotia.

n.s.

1.
not specified.

N, n

[en] /ɛn/
noun, plural N's or Ns, n's or ns.
1.
the 14th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter N or n, as in now, dinner, son, etc.
3.
something having the shape of an N .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter N or n.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter N or n.
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British Dictionary definitions for NS

ns

abbreviation
1.
new series
2.
not specified

NS

abbreviation
1.
New Style (method of reckoning dates)
2.
not sufficient or not satisfactory
3.
(esp in postal addresses) Nova Scotia
4.
nuclear ship

N/S

abbreviation
1.
non-smoker: used in lonely hearts columns and personal advertisements
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NS in Science
N  
  1. Abbreviation of newton

  2. The symbol for nitrogen.


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NS in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for NS

ns

nanosecond

Ns

nimbostratus

NS

  1. nervous system
  2. neurosurgery
  3. New Style (calendar)
  4. nonsmoking section
  5. normal saline
  6. no smoking allowed
  7. Nova Scotia
  8. nuclear sclerosis
  9. nuclear ship

n.s.

  1. new series
  2. not specified

n/s

not sufficient

N/S

nonsmoker
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Encyclopedia Article for NS

Db

an artificially produced radioactive transuranium element in Group Vb of the periodic table, atomic number 105. The discovery of dubnium (element 105), like that of rutherfordium (element 104), has been a matter of dispute between Soviet and American scientists. The Soviets may have synthesized a few atoms of element 105 in 1967 at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, U.S.S.R., by bombarding americium-243 with neon-22 ions, producing isotopes of element 105 having mass numbers of 260 and 261 and half-lives of 0.1 second and 3 seconds, respectively. Because the Dubna group did not propose a name for the element at the time they announced their preliminary data-a practice that has been customary following the discovery of a new element-it was surmised by American scientists that the Soviets did not have strong experimental evidence to substantiate their claims. Soviet scientists contended, however, that they did not propose a name in 1967 because they preferred to accumulate more data about the chemical and physical properties of the element before doing so. After completing further experiments, they proposed the name nielsbohrium.

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