(NDL) A US standard for portability of database definitions and application programs.
- National curriculum
noun 1. (in England and Wales) the curriculum of subjects taught in state schools progressively from 1989. There are ten foundation subjects: English, maths, and science (the core subjects); art, design and technology, geography, history, music, physical education, and a foreign language. Pupils are assessed according to specified attainment targets throughout each of four key […]
noun 1. the financial obligations of a national government resulting from deficit spending. noun 1. the total outstanding borrowings of a nation’s central government Also called (esp US) public debt The debt of the government; the amount of borrowing by the government to meet expenditures exceeding tax revenues. Note: A large national debt can inhibit […]
noun, U.S. Government. 1. an independent agency that stimulates the growth and development of the arts in the U.S. by awarding grants to individuals and organizations.
- National enterprise board
noun 1. a public corporation established in 1975 to help the economy of the UK. In 1981 it merged with the National Research and Development Council to form the British Technology Group NEB