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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Department of Defense mean? 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (noun)
  The noun DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE has 1 sense:

1. the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

  Familiarity information: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (noun)


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Meaning:

The federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Defense Department; Department of Defense; DoD; United States Department of Defense; Defense

Hypernyms ("Department of Defense" is a kind of...):

executive department (a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Department of Defense"):

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; NGA (a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security)

Defense Information Systems Agency; DISA (a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff)

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization; BMDO (an agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality)

Army; U. S. Army; United States Army; US Army; USA (the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare)

National Security Agency; NSA (the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information)

National Reconnaissance Office; NRO (an intelligence agency in the United States Department of Defense that designs and builds and operates space reconnaissance systems to detect trouble spots worldwide and to monitor arms control agreements and environmental issues and to help plan military operations)

Defense Technical Information Center; DTIC (the agency in the Department of Defense that provides scientific and technical information to federal agencies and their contractors)

Defense Logistics Agency (a logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense; provides worldwide support for military missions)

Defense Intelligence Agency; DIA (an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition)

Air Force; U. S. Air Force; United States Air Force; US Air Force; USAF (the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space)

Navy; United States Navy; US Navy; USN (the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces)

Department of Defense Laboratory System; LABLINK (a defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technologies that contribute to industrial competitiveness)

DARPA; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11)

Casualty Care Research Center; CCRC (an agency in the Department of Defense that is a national center for research on all aspects of injury control and casualty care)


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