Sas or SAS may refer to:


* Special Air Service, the principal special forces unit of the British Army
* Australian Special Air Service Regiment, Australian regiment derived from the British Army regiment
* New Zealand Special Air Service (NZ SAS), New Zealand regiment derived from the British Army regiment
* French SAS: Predecessor units of the French Army's 1st Naval Infantry Parachute Regiment (1er RPIMa):
**The two regiments of the original Special Air Service formed from Free French soldiers
*3e Regiment de chasseurs parachutistes (3e RCP), also known as 3 SAS.
*2e Regiment de chasseurs parachutistes (2e RCP), also known as 4 SAS. (note the 'inconsistent' numbering).
**1st Colonial Demi-Brigade of SAS Parachute Commandos ("1ere Demi-Brigade Coloniale de commandos parachutistes SAS") Dec 1947 - Feb 1955
* Belgian SAS: unit formed from the Belgian Independent Parachute Coy., also known as the Belgian Sqn., or, later, 5 SAS.
* Canadian SAS: short-lived post-war Company (not Squadron), 1946-1948; never operational.
* Rhodesian Special Air Service (Disbanded)
* Su Altı Savunma, a special operations unit of the Turkish Navy


*Sas coat-of-arms, a Polish coat of arms
*Sas of Moldavia, a Voivode ruling over the lands of what was to become Moldavia between 1354-1358

Science and technology

Nuclear Technology

* SAS, Safety Analysis System, a computer code developed in Argonne National Laboratory

Astronomy and space exploration

* Small Astronomy Satellite, a series of NASA satellites
** Uhuru (satellite), also known as SAS-1
** SAS-2, or Second Small Astronomy Satellite
** SAS-3, or Third Small Astronomy Satellite
* Space activity suit, a spacesuit which provides mechanical pressure by means of elastic garments
* Space adaptation syndrome, an illness akin to motion sickness experienced by many first-time space travelers

Computer science

* SAS System, a software package used for statistical analysis, among other things
* Secure Attention Sequence or secure attention key, a method to invoke a computer operating system's attention, usually signaling it to show the log on screen
* Serial Attached SCSI, a computer bus technology primarily designed for the transfer of data to and from storage devices and drives, e.g. hard disks
* Spatially Aware Sublayer, an optional sublayer of the MAC that provides spatial reuse in Resilient Packet Ring


* Sleep apnea syndrome
* Slot Accounting System (SAS) protocol, a slot machine communication method created by the International Game Technology (IGT) corporation
* Small-angle scattering (SAS), a scattering technique based on the deflection of a beam of particles away from the straight trajectory after it interacts with a sample

* Solvent-accessible surface or accessible surface area, the surface area of a biomolecule (protein, DNA, etc.) that is accessible to a solvent
* Subarachnoid space, the space between the arachnoid mater and pia mater in the brain
* Synthetic aperture sonar, a form of sonar in which sophisticated post-processing of sonar data are used in ways closely analogous to synthetic aperture radar


* School of Advanced Study, a listed organization of the University of London with ten member institutes
* School for Advanced Studies, a dual-enrollment high school program in Miami, Fl
* Semester at Sea, a shipboard academic program administered by the University of Virginia
* Sekolah Alam Shah, a premier boarding school in Malaysia
* Shanghai American School, an international school in Shanghai
* Singapore American School, an international school in Singapore
* Slovak Academy of Sciences, the main scientific and research institution in Slovakia fostering basic and strategic basic research
* Society for Amateur Scientists, an American organisation
* Space Access Society, an organization dedicated to increasing the viability and reducing the cost of commercial access to space travel
* Studia Academica Slovaca, a summer school teaching the Slovak language
* Society for Animation Studies, an international scholarly organisation
* St. Augustine's School, a school in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India
* Strong American Schools, the nonprofit running "ED in 08," an information and advocacy campaign aimed at brining education reform to the forefront of the 2008 presidential candidates' campaign policies
* Sussex Archaeological Society


* SAS (TV station), a television station in Adelaide, South Australia
* SAS Institute Inc., a software company
* SAS Group, Scandinavian Airlines System Group, an airline and hotel company in Europe, based in Stockholm, Sweden
** Scandinavian Airlines System, an airline company in Denmark, Norway and Sweden
** Radisson Hotels, branded Radisson SAS in parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia
** SAS Cargo Group, a cargo company in North Europe
* SAS Shoemakers, a shoe company
* Société par actions simplifiée, a type of French limited company
* Statements on Auditing Standards, a series of internationally recognized auditing standards
** or SAS 70, defines the professional standards used by a service auditor
** or SAS 99, defines the professional standards used by auditors in relation to fraud
* Surfers Against Sewage, UK-based environmental campaign group


* S.A.S. (rap duo), members of The Diplomats
* Southern All Stars, a Japanese rock band
* Stubborn All-Stars, a ska band from New York
* Stretch Arm Strong, a band from South Carolina


* Second Avenue Subway, a new subway line in New York City
* The IATA airport code for Salton Sea Airport
* Scandinavian Airlines System, an airline serving the Nordic States


* Scottish Ambulance Service
* SAS (Action Force), a fictional military unit in the "Action Force" universe
* Self-anchored suspension bridge, a suspension bridge in which the main cables do not attach to the ground via large anchorages
* Side-Angle-Side, a formula used to prove the congruence of triangles
* Surplus activated sludge, a process in sewage treatment in which air or oxygen is forced into sewage liquor to develop a biological floc
* "SAS", a spy novel series by Gérard de Villiers

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  • sas — [ sas ] n. m. • 1380; saaz XIIIe; lat. médiév. setacium, class. seta « soie de porc, crin » 1 ♦ Pièce de tissu (crin, soie, voile) montée sur un cadre de bois, servant à passer diverses matières liquides ou pulvérulentes. Sas à gros trous (⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SAS-2 — (Small Astronomy Satellite 2) SAS 2 Организация: НАСА Другие названия: SAS B, Explorer 48 Волновой диапазон: Гамма лучи NSSDC ID …   Википедия

  • sas — 1. (sâ) s. m. 1°   Tissu de crin, de soie, etc. entouré d un cercle de bois, et qui sert à passer de la farine, des liquides. Gros sas. Sas délié.    Plâtre au sas, voy. plâtre.    Faire tourner le sas, prétendu mode de divination à l aide d un… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • SAS — steht als Abkürzung und namentlich für: Computertechnik: Secure Attention Sequence, Terminus für die Tastenkombination Strg+Alt+Entf unter Windows Serial Attached SCSI, Computerschnittstelle, Nachfolger der parallelen SCSI Schnittstelle Server… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SAS 70 — (Statement on Auditing Standards no.70) est une norme d origine Américaine reconnue au niveau international, notamment comme élément de conformité à Sarbanes Oxley. Elle a été créée par l American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sas — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SAS-3 — (Small Astronomy Satellite 3 ) Организация: НАСА Другие названия: SAS C, Explorer 53 …   Википедия

  • SAS-2 — (Explorer 48) Der Small Astronomy Satellite 2 (SAS 2), ein Projekt der NASA, war eines der ersten Weltraumteleskope zum Nachweis kosmischer Gammastrahlung. SAS 2 (auch als SAS B und Explorer 48 bekannt) wurde am 15. November 1972 mit einer Scout… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SAS 2 — Pour les articles homonymes, voir SAS. SAS 2, pour Small Astronomy satellite 2 (litt. « petit satellite [dédié à] l astronomie ») un satellite artificiel mis en œuvre par la NASA, le premier lancé et dédié à l étude des sources… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sas — SAS. s. m. Tissu de crin attaché à un cercle de bois, & qui sert à passer de la farine, du plastre, &c. Gros sas. sas delié. plastre au sas. de la farine passée au gros sas. On dit prov. De certaines choses qui ont esté examinées avec peu de soin …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française