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international terrorism

Definition of International Terrorism

(noun) An act of terrorism committed by terrorists who are not native to that country.

Example of International Terrorism

International Terrorism Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌɪn(t)ərˈnæʃ(ə)nəl ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/
    • British English
      • /ˌɪntəˈnaʃn̩(ə)l ˈtɛrərɪz(ə)m/
      • /ˌɪntəˈnaʃən(ə)l ˈtɛrərɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (in·ter·na·tion·al ter·ror·ism)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: international terrorisms
  • International terrorism is contrasted to domestic terrorism.
  • Variant spelling: international-terrorism
  • An (nouninternational terrorist commits (adjectiveinternational terroristic acts (adverb) international terroristically to create (nouninternational terror.

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Cite the Definition of International Terrorism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

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

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

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

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

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