NS as an abbreviation can mean:

In geography:

  • Negeri Sembilan, one of the fourteen states in Malaysia
  • Novi Sad, a city in Serbia (license plate code)
  • Nova Scotia, as the official Canadian postal abbreviation for the province

In government and politics:

  • Nasjonal Samling, a 1930s Norwegian national socialist political party
  • National service, a name for the conscription system of some militaries
  • Nazism, also known as "National Socialism" in Germany, the ideology held by, amongst many other political parties, the National Socialist German Workers Party
  • New Serbia (Нова Србија or Nova Srbija), a moderate nationalist political party in Serbia
  • New Slovenia (also known as Nova Slovenija - Krscanski Ljudska Stranka), a right-of-centre political party in Slovenia
  • People's Party, a political party in the Republic of Montenegro

In commerce:

  • National Semiconductor (also known as "Natsemi"), an American integrated circuit design and manufacturing company
  • Nederlandse Spoorwegen, the main public transport railway company in the Netherlands
  • Norfolk Southern Railway, a major Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (former), the final name of a railroad running in Virginia and North Carolina before its acquisition by the Southern Railway in 1974

In computing and computer gaming:

  • Name server, a computer server that implements a name service protocol
    • NS record, a DNS record type
  • Namespace (computer science), an abstract container used in computing
  • Natural Selection (computer game), a mod for the game Half-life
  • NetStorm, an RTS published in 1997 by Activision
  • NEXTSTEP, an object-oriented, multitasking operating system by NeXT, as well as a prefix for certain system-provided classes in the operating system, such as "NSString"
  • ns (simulator) (or "ns-2"), a popular open source network simulator
  • Jennifer Government: NationStates, a web-based simulation game

In literature:

  • New Spring (known to fans as "NS"), a 1999 anthology edited by Robert Silverberg and derivative 2004 novella by Robert Jordan
  • NS-series robots from the book I, Robot

In science and history:

  • New Style (as "N.S."), indicating either a date in the Julian Calendar with the start of year adjusted to 1 January or a date in the Gregorian Calendar (see Old Style and New Style dates)
  • Nanosecond (abbreviated "ns"), a measure of time
  • Normal saline, a solution of sodium chloride used in intravenous drips (see Saline (medicine))
  • Nanostructure
  • Neutron star, a star formed from the collapsed remnant of a massive star
  • No significant difference, when differences between categories are smaller than the amount of error/noise in the data
  • Nervous system, the system of neurons that coordinates the actions of an organism

In other areas:

  • a ship prefix for civilian ship names meaning "Nuclear Ship"
  • a code for "non-smoking" designating that tobacco smoking is not permitted
  • in medicine, normal saline
  • Narcissistic supply

Other articles related to "ns":

Amsterdam Holendrecht Railway Station - Metro Services
... Gein) Amsterdam Metro Line 50 Isolatorweg Sloterdijk (NS) De Vlugtlaan Jan van Galenstraat Postjesweg Lelylaan (NS) Heemstedestraat Henk Sneevlietweg ...
Amsterdam Lelylaan Railway Station - Metro Service
... Amsterdam Metro Line 50 Isolatorweg Sloterdijk (NS) De Vlugtlaan Jan van Galenstraat Postjesweg Lelylaan (NS) Heemstedestraat Henk Sneevlietweg Amstelveenseweg Zuid (NS) RAI (NS) Overamstel Van der Madeweg ...
... lyrique) in 4 acts composed by Camille Saint-Saëns to a libretto in French by Louis Gallet and Camille Saint-Saëns ... The last of Saint-Saëns' operas, it premiered on 14 March 1911 at the Théâtre de Monte-Carlo ... the subject of two earlier symphonic poems by Saint-Saëns – Le Rouet d'Omphale (1872) and La Jeunesse d'Hercule (1877) ...
Camille-Marie Stamaty - Biography - 1835-1870: Celebrity Teacher
... Moreau Gottschalk, Stamaty's most famous pupil was Camille Saint-Saëns ... Saint-Saëns started with Stamaty when he was seven years old (1842) and he stayed with him until he was fourteen (1849), whence he went on to the ... Although Saint-Saëns in his later life was very critical, even dismissive of Stamaty's teaching, it is a fact that Saint-Saëns under Stamaty's tutelage developed into a first rate pianist who ...