Definition of “NASA” - English Dictionary

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“NASA” in British English

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NASAnoun [ + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈnæs.ə/ us /ˈnæs.ə/

Examples from literature

  • In 1977, NASA sent two spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, on a mission to explore the planets Jupiter and Saturn. 
  • Scientists at NASA chose 115 pictures and many natural sounds including bird songs, wind, and the sea. 
  • So the satellite was lost, even though NASA knew where it was. 
  • The job of NASA is to research and explore space. 
  • They are still sending information back to NASA. 
  • To do this, scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) fly into space, and they also use the world’s best telescopes to look into space. 

(Definition of “NASA” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“NASA” in American English

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NASAnoun [ U ]

us /ˈnæs·ə/

abbreviation for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (= the US government organization that plans and controls space travel and the scientific study of space)

(Definition of “NASA” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)