counterterrorism

noun
coun·​ter·​ter·​ror·​ism | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce counterterrorism (audio) \
variants: or counter-terrorism

Definition of counterterrorism

: measures designed to combat or prevent terrorism an expert in counterterrorism often used before another nouna local counterterrorism councilnew counter-terrorism policies/measures

First Known Use of counterterrorism

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterterrorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterterrorism. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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counterterrorism

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English Language Learners Definition of counterterrorism

: actions by a group, army, etc., that are done to prevent terrorist attacks and destroy terrorist networks

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