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Immigration and Naturalization Service.
International News Service, a news-gathering agency: merged in 1958 with United Press to form United Press International.

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Definition for INS (2 of 2)

ins.

abbreviation

inches.
Chiefly British. inscribed.
inspector.
insulated.
insurance.
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British Dictionary definitions for INS (1 of 2)

INS

abbreviation for

International News Service

British Dictionary definitions for INS (2 of 2)

ins.

abbreviation for

inches
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