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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

a federal agency in the Department of Commerce that sets accurate measurement standards for commerce, industry, and science in the United States. The NIST compares and coordinates its standards with those of other countries and provides research and technical service to improve computer science, materials technology, building construction, and consumer product safety.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

A branch of the US Commerce Department’s technology administration which maintains primary reference standards and develops reference methods and materials.

National Institute of Standards and Technology



A federal agency that proposes and develops standards of measurement and the means to support advances in technology. It was formerly known as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS).
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