a UK establishment founded in 1900 at Teddington to carry out research in physics and monitor standards of measurement NPL
- National policy
noun a broad course of action adopted by a federal government in pursuit of its objectives Examples What is the national policy on economic recovery and jobs?
- National portrait gallery
noun 1. an art gallery in London, established in 1856, displaying portraits and photographs of eminent figures in British history
noun 1. (def 1).
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.