- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- nounan agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather• Syn: ↑NOAA
* * *U.S. Govt.a division of the Department of Commerce, created in 1970, that conducts research on the world's oceans and atmosphere. Abbr.: NOAA
Useful english dictionary. 2012.