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nuclear terrorism

Definition of Nuclear Terrorism

(noun) An act of terrorism using a nuclear device.

Example of Nuclear Terrorism

Nuclear Terrorism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: nu·cle·ar ter·ror·ism

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /nOO-klee-uhr tAIR-uhr-riz-uhm/
  • British English – /nyOO-kliuh tE-ruh-ri-zuhm/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈnukliər ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/
  • British English – /ˈnjuːklɪə ˈtɛrərɪzm/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: nuclear terrorisms
  • Variant spelling: nuclear-terrorism
  • A (nounnuclear terrorist commits (adjectivenuclear terroristic acts (adverbnuclear terroristically to create (noun) nuclear terror.

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Cite the Definition of Nuclear Terrorism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “nuclear terrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 9, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-terrorism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “nuclear terrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 9, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-terrorism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“nuclear terrorism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 9 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-terrorism/>.