the first US-sponsored highway, built between 1811-1837 from Cumberland MD to Vandalia IL; also, any highway or network of highways built by a country’s government; also called Cumberland Road , [Great National Pike]
The modern US 40 and Interstate 70 follow much of the original route of the National Road.
- National savings bank
noun 1. (in Britain) a government savings bank, run through the post office, esp for small savers
- National school
noun 1. (in Ireland) a state primary school 2. (in England in the 19th century) a school run by the Church of England for the children of the poor
noun, U.S. Government. 1. an independent agency of the executive branch, created in 1950, that promotes and supports research and education in the sciences. Abbreviation: NSF.
- National science foundation network
(NSFNET) A high speed hierarchical “network of networks” in the US, funded by the National Science Foundation. At the highest level, it is a backbone network comprising 16 nodes connected to a 45Mb/s facility which spans the continental United States. Attached to that are mid-level networks and attached to the mid-levels are campus and local […]