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 Dictionary entry overview: What does IC mean? 

IC (noun)
  The noun IC has 1 sense:

1. a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence

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

IC (adjective)
  The adjective IC has 1 sense:

1. being nine more than ninety

  Familiarity information: IC used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

IC (noun)



A group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


IC; Intelligence Community; National Intelligence Community; United States Intelligence Community

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

intelligence; intelligence agency; intelligence service (a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy)

Meronyms (parts of "IC"):

Advanced Research and Development Activity; ARDA (an agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology)

Meronyms (members of "IC"):

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

AI; Army Intelligence (an agency of the United States Army responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders)

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 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)

Central Intelligence Agency; CIA (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)

AFISR; Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Air Force ISR (an agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority; operates worldwide ground sites and an array of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance platforms)

Marine Corps Intelligence Activity; MCIA (an agency of the United States Marine Corps that provides responsive and broad intelligence support for the worldwide Marine Corps organization)

Office of Naval Intelligence; ONI (the military intelligence agency that provides for the intelligence and counterintelligence and investigative and security requirements of the United States Navy)

Office of Intelligence Support; OIS (agency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible for international economic policy)

Bureau of Intelligence and Research; INR (an agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community)

FBI; Federal Bureau of Investigation (a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice)

Department of Energy Intelligence; DOEI (an agency that collects political and economic and technical information about energy matters and makes the Department of Energy's technical and analytical expertise available to other members of the Intelligence Community)

Domain region:

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

IC (adjective)

Sense 1ic [BACK TO TOP]


Being nine more than ninety


99; ic; ninety-nine


cardinal (being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order)

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