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Meaning of multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle

mul'tiple in'depend'ently tar'getable reen'try ve"hicle

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  1. a reentry vehicle that breaks up into several nuclear warheads, each capable of reaching a different target. Abbr.: MIRV, M.I.R.V.
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