Meaning of “genocide” in the English Dictionary

"genocide" in British English

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genocidenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʒen.ə.saɪd/ us /ˈdʒen.ə.saɪd/

the murder of a whole group of people, especially a whole nation, race, or religious group:

victims of genocide
adjective uk /ˌdʒen.əˈsaɪ.dəl/ us /ˌdʒen.əˈsaɪ.dəl/

a genocidal war/regime

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

"genocide" in American English

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genocidenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈdʒen·əˌsɑɪd/

politics & government the intentional killing of all of the people of a nation, religion, or racial group

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