Definition of al-Qaeda in English:

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al-Qaeda

Pronunciation: /alˈkīdə/
/alkäˈēdə/
(also al-Qaida)
A militant Islamic fundamentalist group.

Origin

Arabic al-qā‘ida, literally 'the base'.

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Syllabification: al-Qae·da

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