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Dictionary entry overview: What does terrorist attack mean?
• TERRORIST ATTACK (noun)
The noun TERRORIST ATTACK has 1 sense:
1. a surprise attack involving the deliberate use of violence against civilians in the hope of attaining political or religious aims
Familiarity information: TERRORIST ATTACK used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A surprise attack involving the deliberate use of violence against civilians in the hope of attaining political or religious aims
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("terrorist attack" is a kind of...):
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)
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