noun 1. a nationwide network of nonprofit radio stations supported in part by U.S. government funds distributed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, often affiliated with a public television station or educational institution. Abbreviation: NPR.
noun 1. an observatory founded in 1956 by the National Science Foundation, currently with three sites of operation: one near Green Bank, W. Va., having 300-foot (91-meter) and 140-foot (43-meter) paraboloidal dishes; one on Kitt Peak in Arizona having a 36-foot (11-meter) radio telescope; and the Very Large Array in New Mexico.
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- National rifle association
National Rifle Association (NRA) An organization that acts as a powerful lobby against governmental restrictions on the private ownership of guns. NRA supporters argue that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” They often cite the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which states: “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, […]