Ansa or ANSA can refer to any of the following:
Ansa (queen), 8th century, wife of Desiderius, king of the Lombards
Ansa (Hinduism)or IAST|Aṃśa in Hinduism, a solar deity and one of the Adityas.
* "ansa" as part of Arabic words means "constant"
As the acronym ANSA:
Afghan National Standards Association, the ISO representative organization for Afghanistan.
Alliance of Norwegian Students Abroad
Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia
Australian Network of Student Anthropologists, student-run arm of the Australian Anthropological Society.
* ANSA, an Italian manufacturer of OEM exhaust systems for automobiles.
ANSA (news agency), Italian news agency
Ansa Mediterraneanor ANSAmed, section of the above
ANSA Pre-processor, commercial pre-processing software (Automatic Net-generation for Structural Analysis).
* The "Planet of the Apes" equivalent of
NASA; it is never made clear in the movies what the letters actually stand for.
Latinfor " handle". It has several uses derived from this meaning:
anatomy, the word is applied to nervous structures which resemble loops (for example the ansa lenticularis, ansa cervicalis, ansa nephronior the ansa of the tympanal organ).
archaeologyit is used for the engraved and ornamented handle of a vase, which has often survived when the vase itself, being less durable, has disappeared.
astronomy, one of the apparent ends of the rings of Saturnas seen in perspective from the earth: so-called because, in the earlier telescopes, they looked like handles projecting from the planet.
chemistry, it is used to describe a bridge between two functional groups/ligands.
* In the plural ansae, in astronomy, compact nebulosities such as can be found in
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