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counterterrorismnoun [U]

/ˌkaʊn.təˈter.ər.ɪ.zəm/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
actionintended to ​preventviolence for ​politicalpurposes: The ​city has fewer than 50 ​officersassigned to counterterrorism. Counterterrorism ​expertsconcede that the ​threat is ​real.
(Definition of counterterrorism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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counterterrorismnoun [U]

(also counter-terrorism)  us   /ˌkɑʊn·tərˈter·əˌrɪz·əm/
actionintended to ​preventviolence for ​politicalpurposes: The ​city has less than 10 ​officersassigned to counter-terrorism. Counterterrorism ​expertsconcede that the ​threat is ​real.
(Definition of counterterrorism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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