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English definition of “counterterrorism”

counterterrorism

noun [U] (also counter-terrorism)  /ˌkɑʊn·tərˈter·əˌrɪz·əm/ us  
action intended to prevent violence for political purposes: The city has less than 10 officers assigned to counter-terrorism. Counterterrorism experts concede that the threat is real.
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