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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

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈn(j)ukliər ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/
    • British English
      • /ˈnjuːklɪə ˈtɛrərɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (nu·cle·ar ter·ror·ism)

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 September 22, 2019 (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 September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-terrorism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“nuclear terrorism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-terrorism/>.