• IPA: /ˈtɛɹəɹɪzəm/

terrorism (uncountable)

  1. The deliberate commission of an act of violence to create public fear through the suffering of the victims in the furtherance of a political or social agenda.
  2. The use of unlawful violence against people or property to achieve political objectives.
  3. A form of psychological manipulation through warfare to the purpose of political or religious gains, by means of deliberately creating a climate of fear amongst the inhabitants of a specific geographical region.

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