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Definition of Cyberterrorism

(noun) An act of terrorism that deliberately disrupts computer networks.

Examples of Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cy·ber·ter·ror·ism

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈsaɪbərˌtɛrəˌrɪz(ə)m/
  • British English – /ˈsʌɪbəˌtɛrərɪz(ə)m/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: cyberterrorisms
  • Variant spellings:
    • cyber terrorism
    • cyber-terrorism
  • A (noun) cyberterrorist commits (adjective) cyberterroristic acts (adverb) cyberterroristically to create (noun) cyberterror.

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Works Consulted

Andersen, Margaret L., and Howard Francis Taylor. 2011. Sociology: The Essentials. 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Brym, Robert J., and John Lie. 2007. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Taylor & Francis. (N.d.) Routledge Handbooks Online. (https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/).

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Wiley. (N.d.) Wiley Online Library. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).

Cite the Definition of Cyberterrorism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “cyberterrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 14, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cyberterrorism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

cyberterrorism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/cyberterrorism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “cyberterrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 14, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/cyberterrorism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cyberterrorism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cyberterrorism/>.