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domestic terrorism

Definition of Domestic Terrorism

(noun) An act of terrorism practiced by an individual or group in their own country.

Examples of Domestic Terrorism

Domestic Terrorism Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dəˈmɛstɪk ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/
    • British English
      • /dəˈmɛstɪk ˈtɛrərɪz(ə)m/
      • /dəʊˈmɛstɪk ˈtɛrərɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (do·mes·tic ter·ror·ism)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: domestic terrorisms
  • Domestic terrorism is contrasted to international terrorism.
  • Variant spelling: domestic-terrorism
  • A (noundomestic terrorist commits (adjectivedomestic terroristic acts (adverbdomestic terroristically to create (noundomestic terror.

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Works Consulted

Shepard, Jon M. 2010. Sociology. 11th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

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

Cite the Definition of Domestic Terrorism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “domestic terrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/domestic-terrorism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “domestic terrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/domestic-terrorism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“domestic terrorism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/domestic-terrorism/>.