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Definition of the Department of Energy from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Department of Energy

 
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the US government department that plans and controls the development of the country's energy resources. It is particularly concerned with ways of saving energy resources and of producing more energy. It does research into the dangers of nuclear power and also is in charge of the US nuclear weapons programme.