terrorism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “terrorism” in the English Dictionary

"terrorism" in British English

See all translations

terrorismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈter.ər.ɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈter.ər.ɪ.zəm/
B2 (threats of) violent action for political purposes: Governments must cooperate if they are to fight/combat international terrorism. The bomb explosion was one of the worst acts of terrorism that the country had experienced in recent years.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"terrorism" in American English

See all translations

terrorismnoun [U]

us   /ˈter·əˌrɪz·əm/
social studies violent action for political purposes
terrorist
noun [C] us   /ˈter·ə·rəst/
(Definition of terrorism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “terrorism”
in Arabic إرْهاب…
in Korean 테러리즘…
in Portuguese terrorismo…
in Catalan terrorisme…
in Japanese テロリズム, テロ行為…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恐怖主义…
in Turkish terörizm…
in Russian терроризм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恐怖主義…
in Italian terrorismo…
in Polish terroryzm…
What is the pronunciation of terrorism?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“terrorism” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

biodegrade

to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More