counterterrorism

counterterrorism

[koun-ter-ter-uh-riz-uhm]
noun
terrorism in reaction to or retaliation for some previous act of terrorism.

Origin:
1965–70; counter- + terrorism

counterterrorist, noun, adjective

antiterrorism, counterterrorism.
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counterterrorism (ˌkaʊntəˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
activities that are intended to prevent terrorist acts or to eradicate terrorist groups
 
counter'terrorist
 
adj

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