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counterterrorism

[koun-ter-ter-uh-riz-uh m] /ˌkaʊn tərˈtɛr əˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
terrorism in reaction to or retaliation for some previous act of terrorism.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; counter- + terrorism
Related forms
counterterrorist, noun, adjective
Can be confused
antiterrorism, counterterrorism.
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British Dictionary definitions for counterterrorism

counterterrorism

/ˌkaʊntəˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
activities that are intended to prevent terrorist acts or to eradicate terrorist groups
Derived Forms
counterterrorist, adjective
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