Peace Corps

noun
a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government; helps people in developing countries
Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation

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a civilian organization, sponsored by the U.S. government, that sends volunteers to instruct citizens of underdeveloped countries in the execution of industrial, agricultural, educational, and health programs.

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Peace Corps noun
(in the USA and various other countries) a government agency that sends volunteers to developing countries to help with agricultural, technological and educational schemes
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Main Entry:peace

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Peace Corps,
an agency of the U.S. government, established in 1961, which sends trained volunteers and people with technical skill to help improve conditions in underdeveloped countries.

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['pēs ˌkôr]
an organization sponsored by the U.S. government that sends young people to work as volunteers in developing countries

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noun
the Peace Corps
: a U.S. organization that trains and sends people who work without pay to help poor people in other countries

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the ˈPeace Corps 7 [Peace Corps] noun singular
a US organization that sends young Americans to work in other countries without pay in order to create international friendship
 
Culture:
President John F ↑Kennedy began the Peace Corps in 1961 with the aim of helping other countries in the fields of health, education, farming, etc. and so developing international friendship.

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  • Peace Corps —   [ piːs kɔː; englisch »Friedenskorps«], amerikanische Organisation freiwilliger Entwicklungshelfer für den Einsatz in Ländern der Dritten Welt, geschaffen 1961 unter der Regierung von J. F. Kennedy, vorgesehene Dienstzeit: zwei Jahre; war 1971… …   Universal-Lexikon

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