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terrorismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈter·əˌrɪz·əm/
social studies violentaction for ​politicalpurposes
terrorist
noun [C]  us   /ˈter·ə·rəst/
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terrorismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈter.ər.ɪ.zəm/
B2 (​threats of) ​violentaction for ​politicalpurposes: Governments must ​cooperate if they are to ​fight/​combatinternational terrorism. The ​bombexplosion was one of the ​worst acts of terrorism that the ​country had ​experienced in ​recentyears.

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(Definition of terrorism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
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