Kgb definition

kājē-bē
The intelligence and internal security agency of the former Soviet Union.
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(proper) The security police and intelligence agency (1954-91) of the Soviet Union.
abbreviation
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The former Soviet State Security Committee.
pronoun
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(electronics) Known good board.
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Origin of kgb

  • Russian from K(omitet) G(osudarstvennoĭ) B(ezopasnosti) komitet committee gosudarstvennoĭ genitive of gosudarstvennyĭ of the state bezopasnosti genitive of bezopasnost' security

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian КГБ (KGB), through phonetic spelling of Комитет государственной безопасности (Komitét gosudárstvennoj bezopásnosti, “State Security Committee”) and acronymization.

    From Wiktionary