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ˈgɑ oʊ, gaʊgao

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Government Accounting Office, GAO, United States Government Accounting Officenoun

    an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States


  1. GAO

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a legislative branch government agency that provides auditing, evaluative, and investigative services for the United States Congress. It is the supreme audit institution of the federal government of the United States. It identifies its core "mission values" as: accountability, integrity, and reliability. It is also known as the "congressional watchdog".


  1. gao

    "Gao" can have different meanings based on the context or the language it is used. In Chinese, "Gao" generally refers to something tall or high. It can also be a surname in various cultures including Chinese and Vietnamese. However, it's not a term with a specific definition in English language unless used as an acronym. For instance, in the United States, GAO is an acronym for the Government Accountability Office, which is a legislative agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress.


  1. Gao

    Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. The city is located on the River Niger, 320 km east-southeast of Timbuktu on the left bank at the junction with the Tilemsi valley. For much of its history Gao was an important commercial centre involved in the trans-Saharan trade. In the 9th century external Arabic writers described Gao as an important regional power and by the end of the 10th century the local ruler was said to be a Muslim. Towards the end of the 13th century Gao became part of the Mali Empire, but in first half of the 15th century the town regained its independence and with the conquests of Sonni Ali it became the capital of the Songhai Empire. The Empire collapsed after the Moroccan invasion in 1591 and the invaders chose to make Timbuktu their capital. By the time of Heinrich Barth's visit in 1854, Gao had declined to become an impoverished village with 300 huts constructed from matting. In 2009, the urban commune had a population of 86,633. On 31 March 2012, Gao was captured from Malian government forces by National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and Ansar Dine rebels. After the additional captures of Kidal and Timbuktu, on 6 April, the MNLA declared the region independent of Mali as the nation of Azawad and named Gao its capital. The MNLA lost control to Islamist militias after the Battle of Gao on 26 and 27 June 2012. On January 26, 2013, the city was recaptured by French military forces as part of Opération Serval.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gao

    Karveh or Karvah, a Persian blacksmith, whose sons had been slain to feed the serpents of the reigning tyrant, raised his leather apron on a spear, and with that for a standard excited a revolt; the revolt proved successful, and the apron became the standard of the new dynasty, which it continued to be till supplanted by the crescent.

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  1. GAO

    What does GAO stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the GAO acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GAO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gao is ranked #2948 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gao surname appeared 12,172 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Gao.

    97.3% or 11,854 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.2% or 148 total occurrences were White.
    0.6% or 75 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 50 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gao in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gao in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gao in a Sentence

  1. Boeing Co:

    The Boeing and Lockheed Martin team believe that the Air Force’s selection process was irreparably flawed and therefore have decided to continue with their protest before the GAO.

  2. Lisa McClain:

    The GAO report shows shocking proof of colleges underestimating costs by tens of thousands of dollars, leaving students blindsided with the price tag, i am disgusted at the findings of this report, and I will not allow it to go unanswered. Students should never be responsible for footing a bill they don’t even know exists.

  3. Deborah James:

    Independent cost estimators, particularly when you go to multiple sources .... they do have this pesky thing called data and facts on their side more often than not, we'll just have to see where the GAO comes out.

  4. Environmental Protection Agency:

    Under the Antideficiency Act, EPA must conduct an internal investigation and identify the persons responsible, however, EPA is dismissive of GAO’s legal decision. In fact, even though GAO issued its legal decision on December 14, EPA has not removed from its website the messages that GAO found to be covert propaganda and grass roots lobbying.

  5. Cathleen Palm:

    By GAO and Congress saying we want states to tangibly tell us what they are doing, it's going to force them to really look at it, it just feels like we're about to get a whole lot more motivated about these babies and their families.

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