Definition of counterterrorism in English:

counterterrorism

Syllabification: coun·ter·ter·ror·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌkountərˈterəˌrizəm
 
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noun

  • Political or military activities designed to prevent or thwart terrorism.
    More example sentences
    • His current research is about the role of intelligence in multinational counterterrorism activities.
    • Funding for elite counterterrorism units has also been ramped up.
    • Would he be reporting directly to the head of the national counterterrorism unit?

Derivatives

counterterrorist

Pronunciation: /ˌkountərˈterərist/
noun & adjective
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  • He champions better directed counterterrorist efforts, encouraging the participation of friendly states.
  • Imaging data can also allow terrorists to view counterterrorist activities at a target site.
  • So it is correct to say that they all can't be policemen and they all can't be counterterrorists.

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