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CIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does CIA mean? 

CIA (noun)
  The noun CIA has 1 sense:

1. an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council

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


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CIA (noun)


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Meaning:

An independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Central Intelligence Agency; CIA

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

independent agency (an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments)

United States intelligence agency (an intelligence service in the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "CIA"):

Counterterrorist Center; CTC (an agency that helps the Director of Central Intelligence coordinate counterterrorist efforts in order to preempt and disrupt and defeat terrorist activities at the earliest possible stage)

Nonproliferation Center; NPC (an agency that serves as the focal point for all Intelligence Community activities related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems)

Holonyms ("CIA" is a member of...):

IC; Intelligence Community; National Intelligence Community; United States Intelligence Community (a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence)


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