a bank chartered by the U.S. government and formerly authorized to issue notes that served as money.
a bank owned and administered by the government, as in some European countries.
(in the US) a commercial bank incorporated under a Federal charter and legally required to be a member of the Federal Reserve System Compare state bank
a bank owned and operated by a government
noun 1. any of several awards given annually, 1949–79, to an author whose book was judged the best in its category: administered by the Association of American Publishers. Abbreviation: NBA, N.B.A.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. the federal agency that establishes the standards for units used in measuring the physical properties of substances. Abbreviation: NBS, N.B.S. noun 1. (in the US) an organization, founded in 1901, whose function is to establish and maintain standards for units of measurements Compare British Standards Institution
noun 1. a cemetery, maintained by the U.S. government, for persons who have served honorably in the armed forces.
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character Characters with accents and other diacritical marks that are used in certain written languages (that are based on the Roman alphabet) but not in others, particularly not in English. A standard list is ISO Latin 1. (1996-06-24)