Star Wars(redirected from A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...)
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n (functioning as singular)
1. (Military) Formal names: Ballistic Missile Defense Organization or Strategic Defense Initiative (formerly)(in the US) a proposed system of artificial satellites armed with lasers to destroy enemy missiles in space
2. (Military) (modifier; sometimes not capitals) of, relating to, or denoting this system: Star Wars defence; star wars policy.
[C20: popularly named after the science fiction film Star Wars (1977), directed by George Lucas]
a research program begun by the U.S. in 1983 to explore technologies for destroying incoming missiles and nuclear warheads over U.S. territory.Also called Strategic Defense Initiative.
[1983; after the science fiction film Star Wars (1977)]