from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. general post office
  • abbr. Government Printing Office

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government


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  • Eric worked for what was then known as the GPO, and the GPO were the people you saw if you wanted a telephone installed, something that could still take a long time in central London in the 1960s.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • Tapella has been involved in GPO†™ s transformation into a profitable 21st Century digital operation during the last five years, first as Deputy Chief of Staff and then as Chief of Staff.

    Government Documents: Robert C. Tapella Begins New Job as Public Printer of the United States Named « ResourceShelf

  • In conventional media, expatriate GPO activists have told IRPO that while in the short-term GPO is forced to rely on satellite TV such as VOA and

    Ars Technica

  • Though it's still known as the GPO, there is no longer a post office in the building.


  • Thai officials said scientists have successfully synthesized a generic version of Tamiflu, called GPO-A-Flu, and it will be distributed to health centers by November.

    Avian Flu News Tracker

  • OldBristolian 25 August 2011 12:39PM but we no longer have to wait three months for something called the GPO to install an over-priced landline. andywebsdale 25 August 2011 12:58PM

    The Guardian World News

  • Yes, we do have a lot more third-rate filth on TV it used to be second-rate innuendo, much nicer, but we no longer have to wait three months for something called the GPO to install an over-priced landline.

    The Guardian World News

  • The GPO is the federal government's resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating and preserving published U. S government information. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The responsibilities of the GPO, which is part of the Prime Minister's Office, include coordination between the government's communication offices and the international media based in Israel. - A directory of Lebanese blogs

  • This evening, two leading human rights defenders, Mr. Oscar Kamau King'ara and Mr. John Paul Oulu (also known as GPO), both of Oscar Foundation, were executed in cold blood by a group of men in two vehicles.

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