Meaning of “counterterrorism” in the English Dictionary

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"counterterrorism" in British English

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counterterrorismnoun [ U ]

/ˌkaʊn.təˈter.ər.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˌkaʊn.t̬ɚˈter.ər.ɪ.zəm/

(Definition of “counterterrorism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"counterterrorism" in American English

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counterterrorismnoun [ U ]

also counter-terrorism us /ˌkɑʊn·tərˈter·əˌrɪz·əm/

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.

(Definition of “counterterrorism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)