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CIA

abbr.
Central Intelligence Agency

CIA

abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Central Intelligence Agency; a federal US bureau created in 1947 to coordinate and conduct espionage and intelligence activities

CIA

or C.I.A.,

Central Intelligence Agency: a federal agency that coordinates U.S. intelligence activities.

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CIA

Central Intelligence Agency. It was set up in 1947 to counter Communist activities outside the USA but increasingly after 1967 undertook internal surveillance activities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.CIA - an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interestCIA - 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
Counterterrorist Center, CTC - an agency that helps the Director of Central Intelligence coordinate counterterrorist efforts in order to preempt and disrupt and defeat terrorist activities at the earliest possible stage
Nonproliferation Center, NPC - an agency that serves as the focal point for all Intelligence Community activities related to nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
United States intelligence agency - an intelligence service in the United States
IC, Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Community, United States Intelligence Community - a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
Translations
وِكالَةُ المُخابَرات المَرْكَزِيَّه
Ústřední zpravodajská služba
CIAden amerikanske efterretningstjeneste
Központi Hírszerzõ Ügynökség
CŽV
Centrala izlukošanas parvalde
Amerikan Gizli Haber Alma Örgütü

CIA

N ABBR (US) =Central Intelligence AgencyCIA f

CIA

[ˌsiːaɪˈeɪ] n abbr (US) (=Central Intelligence Agency) → CIA f

CIA

[ˌsiːaɪˈeɪ] n abbr (Am) =Central Intelligence AgencyCIA f

CIA

(ˌsiː ai ˈei) abbreviation
Central Intelligence Agency; American government body that engages in intelligence operations.
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We feel privileged to honor these inspirational men who have helped to create the California wine industry as we know it today," states Charles Henning, Managing Director of the CIA at Greystone.