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terrorism

noun [U] uk   /ˈter.ə.rɪ.zəm/ us    /-ɚ.ɪ-/
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.
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