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Very Large Array

noun, Astronomy
1.
a set of 27 radio telescopes arranged in a Y -shaped pattern, each arm of which is approximately 13 miles (21 km) long, and located near Socorro, N.M.; computer-processed data from the set provide high-resolution images of distant astronomical objects.
Abbreviation: VLA.
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