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Manhattan Project   /mænhˈætən prˈɑdʒɛkt/   Listen
Manhattan Project

noun
1.
A former United States executive agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War II.
2.
Code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II.






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"Manhattan Project" Quotes from Famous Books



... but the original Manhattan Project that constructed the first atomic bombs had quite an international character," said Berg. "It even included German, Italian, and Hungarian elements though the United States was at war ...
— Security • Poul William Anderson



Words linked to "Manhattan Project" :   Executive Office of the President, project, labor, task, executive agency, undertaking, executive branch



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