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  • abbreviation Central Intelligence Agency

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  • initialism Central Intelligence Agency
  • initialism Cleveland Institute of Art
  • initialism Culinary Institute of America
  • initialism Circuit Interactive Analyzer
  • initialism Concept Illustration and Animation

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  • noun an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council


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