from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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  • initialism US, military Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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  • noun the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11


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