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n. 1 (plural of pt English); points. 2 (plural of pt English); parts.


PTS or Pts can refer to:

In academics:

  • Palmer Trinity School, an Episcopal middle and high school in Palmetto Bay, Florida, USA
  • Peace Theological Seminary & College of Philosophy, institution of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, Los Angeles, USA
  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian seminary in Pennsylvania, USA
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • Pure type system in mathematical logic

In communications and economics:

  • Spanish pesetas, abbreviated Pts., Ptas., or with the symbol ₧
  • abbreviation for the plural of pint, a unit of capacity
  • Pacific Telemanagement Services, an independent payphone operator
  • Paid to surf
  • Post- och telestyrelsen, the Swedish postal and telecommunications regulator
  • Public Television Service, public broadcaster in Taiwan

In religion:

  • Protestant Truth Society, founded in the UK in 1889.

In science:

  • PTS (gene), a gene encoding the 6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthase enzyme in humans
  • Peroxisomal targeting signal, an amino acid sequence
  • Phosphotransferase system or PTS, another name for PEP group translocation

In medicine:

  • Post-thrombotic syndrome, a long-term complication of deep vein thrombosis

In politics:

  • Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas, the Socialist Workers' Party in Argentina
  • Partido Trabalhista Santomense, São Toméan Workers Party in São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Personal Track Safety, UK qualification for rail workers
  • Potential Trouble Source, in Scientology

In technology:

  • Phoronix Test Suite, a cross-platform benchmark
  • Point (typography) (plural), a measurement of printed type size
  • Presentation time stamp, metadata in MPEG video or other streams
  • Product Transfer Security, a wireless identification system in the petrochemical industry
  • PTS (amphibious vehicle), a Soviet vehicle, also known as Ob'yekt 65
  • ptmx or pts, a pseudoterminal master and slave

In social services:

  • PTS (community centre), a queer community centre in Ottawa, Canada.

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PTS (gene)

6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthase, also known as PTS, is a human gene which facilitates folate biosynthesis.

PTS (vehicle)

The PTS is a Soviet tracked amphibious transport. PTS stands for Plavayushchij Transportyer - Sryednyj or medium amphibious transport vehicle. Its industrial index was Ob'yekt 65.

Introduced in 1965, it is large, with a substantial payload of 10 tons, two to four times the capacity of the BAV 485, and better cross-country performance, at the cost of greater somewhat higher purchase costs because it is tracked. The most common model is the improved PTS-M that is powered by a 350 hp diesel engine.

It has a boxy, open watertight hull, with six road wheels per side, front drive sprocket, rear idler sprocket, and no return rollers. Like the BAV 485, and unlike the DUKW, it has a rear loading ramp. The crew is seated at the front, leaving the rear of the vehicle open for a vehicle, which can be driven (or backed) in, rather than lifted over the side. To aid in facilitating this, the engine is under the floor.

Propulsion in water is by means of twin propellers, in tunnels to protect them from damage during land operations.

The PTS-M was adopted by the Soviet Army and Warsaw Pact forces, and has been supplied to Egypt, the former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Uruguay, and other nations.

The PTS-M also has a companion vehicle, the PKP, a boat-like amphibious two-wheeled trailer, with fold-out sponsons providing stability on water; the combination allows the PTS-M to accommodate an artillery tractor, field gun (up to medium caliber), its crew, and a quantity of ammunition, all in one load.

In 2014, the Russian Defense Ministry intends to purchase an undetermined number of PTS-4s, which underwent acceptance trials in 2011. The vehicle will be fitted with a remotely operated machine gun and a multi-fuel engine. The PTS-4 weighs 33 tons, with a payload of 12 tons on land (18 tons on water). Projected maximum road speed is , with an expected maximum speed in water of . Unlike its predecessors, it uses T-80 suspension components. The fully enclosed cab offers protection against small arms fire and splinter. Production is expected to begin in 2014.

PTS (community centre)

PTS, formerly known as Pink Triangle Services, was an LGBT community centre located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They were the oldest registered LGBT-specific charity in Canada, becoming registered in 1984. The organization served gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit and queer people within the National Capital Region. They provided a number of services including support groups, education, research, advocacy and community space for other community groups.