[ gey-pey-oo, jee-pee-yoo ]
/ ˈgeɪˌpeɪˈu, ˈdʒiˌpiˈyu /
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(in the Soviet Union) the secret-police organization (1922–23) functioning under the NKVD.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of GPU1
From Russian G(osudárstvennoe) p(olitícheskoe) u(pravlénie) “state political directorate”
Definition for GPU (2 of 2)
General Postal Union. See Universal Postal Union.
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Those five million pixels suck up some serious GPU (graphics processor) time, which in turn, sucks up battery power.5 Reasons I Hate My New MacBook Pro: A Geek’s Critique|Jason Stewart|June 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for GPU
State Political Administration; the Soviet police and secret police from 1922 to 1923
Word Origin for GPU
from Russian Gosudarstvennoye politicheskoye upravlenie
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