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Definition of Ecoterrorism

(noun) An act of terrorism motivated by concern for the environment.

Example of Ecoterrorism

Ecoterrorism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: e·co·ter·ror·ism

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌikoʊˈtɛrəˌrɪz(ə)m/
  • British English – /ˌiːkəʊˈtɛrərɪz(ə)m/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: ecoterrorisms
  • An act of ecoterrorism is referred to as ecotage.
  • Variant spellings:
    • eco-terrorism
    • ecological terrorism
  • Also called:
    • eco-warfare
    • ecological warfare
    • environmental terrorism
  • A (noun) ecoterrorist commits (adjective) ecoterroristic acts (adverb) ecoterroristically to create (noun) ecoterror.

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Works Consulted

Ferris, Kerry, and Jill Stein. 2010. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Norton.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

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 Ecoterrorism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “ecoterrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 13, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/ecoterrorism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “ecoterrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/ecoterrorism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“ecoterrorism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/ecoterrorism/>.