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abbreviation for

(in Britain)
  1. National Union of Students

nu1 (njuː Pronunciation for nu1



  1. the 13th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν), a consonant, transliterated as n

Word Origin

from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare nun2

Example Sentences Including 'NUS'

By the time he became NUS president in 1975, his chirpy public school manner had earned him the affectionate sobriquet Biggles.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
He said he was completely sober but no one would let him in because he didn't have an NUS card.
Independent (1999)
NUS provides no services so its purpose is exclusively political.
Misc (1999)
The students were up in arms, and the NUS took up my mother's cause on her behalf.
Virginia Ironside JANEY AND ME: Growing up with my Mother (2003)
This low expectation of what students are capable of is clear in the NUS advice to freshers.
Spiked (2003)
_ Vanessa Hose ( NUS national executive 1996), Sinnamon Park.
Misc (1999)


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