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LTTE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does LTTE mean? 

LTTE (noun)
  The noun LTTE has 1 sense:

1. a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel

  Familiarity information: LTTE used as a noun is very rare.


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LTTE (noun)


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Meaning:

A terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam; LTTE; Tamil Tigers; Tigers; World Tamil Association; World Tamil Movement

Context example:

the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war

Instance hypernyms:

foreign terrorist organization; FTO; terrorist group; terrorist organization (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Domain region:

Ceylon; Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka (a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948)


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