Definition of counterterrorism in English:

counterterrorism

Line breaks: coun¦ter|terror|ism
Pronunciation: /kaʊntəˈtɛrərɪzəm
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Political or military activities designed to prevent or thwart terrorism: he specialized in counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and close-quarters combat [as modifier]: the army’s elite counterterrorism unit
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    • 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

noun
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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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