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 Dictionary entry overview: What does CDC mean? 

CDC (noun)
  The noun CDC has 1 sense:

1. a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)

  Familiarity information: CDC used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CDC (noun)


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Meaning:

A federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

CDC; Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Hypernyms ("CDC" is a kind of...):

agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency; office (an administrative unit of government)

Holonyms ("CDC" is a part of...):

Department of Health and Human Services; Health and Human Services; HHS (the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979)

Atlanta; capital of Georgia (state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War)


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