National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
noun
an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather
Syn: ↑NOAA
Hypernyms: ↑agency, ↑federal agency, ↑government agency, ↑bureau, ↑office, ↑authority
Part Holonyms: ↑Department of Commerce, ↑Commerce Department, ↑Commerce, ↑DoC

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U.S. Govt.
a division of the Department of Commerce, created in 1970, that conducts research on the world's oceans and atmosphere. Abbr.: NOAA

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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