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

  • n. A federal government organization, set up in 1961, that trains and sends American volunteers abroad to work with people of developing countries on projects for technological, agricultural, and educational improvement.

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  • proper n. An independent United States federal agency for volunteers to help in developing countries where aid is needed.

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

  • n. a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government; helps people in developing countries


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