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16:56 Jul 7, 2008
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Norwegian term or phrase: n.o.s.
This acronym is used several times in the text:

Klasse 4.2: Selvantennende stoffer
Eksempler på stoffer:
Pyrofort metall, n.o.s.

Also:

Klasse 6.1.: Giftige stoffer
Eksempler på stoffer:
Kvikksølvforbindelse, flytende, n.o.s.

Also:

Klasse 6.2.: Infeksjonsfremmende stoffer
Eksempler på stoffer:
Klinisk avfall, uspesifisert, n.o.s.

And:

Klasse 8: Etsende stoffer:
Eksempler på stoffer:
Etsende væske, uorganisk, n.o.s.

Can it possibly stand for "non-organic substance"? Or "not otherwise specified"?
A. Petrunova
Bulgaria
Local time: 09:29
English translation:n.o.s.
Explanation:
This is a common abbreviation for "not otherwise specified" in English. I've never seen this as an abbreviation in Norwegian, so I would think that the author has used the English abbreviation (not an uncommon phenomena in Norwegian).
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Inkuria
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Local time: 08:29
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n.o.s.


Explanation:
This is a common abbreviation for "not otherwise specified" in English. I've never seen this as an abbreviation in Norwegian, so I would think that the author has used the English abbreviation (not an uncommon phenomena in Norwegian).


    Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/n.o.s.
Inkuria
Norway
Local time: 08:29
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