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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: in·ter·na·tion·al ter·ror·ism

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /in-tuhr-nAsh-uhn-l tAIR-uhr-riz-uhm/
  • British English – /in-tuh-nAsh-uh-nuhl tE-ruh-ri-zuhm/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌɪnərˈnæʃənəl ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/
  • British English – /ˌɪntə(ː)ˈnæʃənl ˈtɛrərɪzm/

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 May 29, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/international-terrorism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

international terrorism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 May 29, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/international-terrorism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“international terrorism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 May. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/international-terrorism/>.