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National Bureau of Standards

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noun U.S. Government.
  1. the federal agency that establishes the standards for units used in measuring the physical properties of substances. Abbreviation: NBS, N.B.S.
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National Bureau of Standards

noun
  1. (in the US) an organization, founded in 1901, whose function is to establish and maintain standards for units of measurementsCompare British Standards Institution
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