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terrorism

Syllabification: ter·ror·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈterəˌrizəm
 
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Definition of terrorism in English:

noun

The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
Example sentences
  • There is a lot of back and forth over whether or not animal rights terrorism is really terrorism.
  • The focus was largely on the beliefs of those who perpetrated the acts of terrorism.
  • We have been putting large sums into a military and political response to the new terrorism.

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