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National Science Foundation

noun, U.S. Government
an independent agency of the executive branch, created in 1950, that promotes and supports research and education in the sciences.
Abbreviation: NSF. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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National Science Foundation in Technology
(NSF) A US government agency that promotes the advancement of science by funding science researchers, scientific projects and infrastructure to improve the quality of scientific research. The NSFNET is funded by NSF.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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