terrorism

Definitions

  • Ainsworth, Yale's terror in an uphill game
    Ainsworth, Yale's terror in an uphill game
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n terrorism the calculated use of violence (or the 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." Theyactually pass out from sheer terror.
    • Terrorism The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation.
    • Terrorism The practise of coercing governments to accede to political demands by committing violence on civilian targets; any similar use of violence to achieve goals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When possums are "playing possum" they're not playing they are actually passed out from sheer terror.
    • n terrorism Resort to terrorizing methods as a means of coercion, or the state of fear and submission produced by the prevalence of such methods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There have been over 7,200 acts of terrorism against the US over the last 15 years.
    • Terrorism a state of terror: a state which impresses terror: an organised system of intimidation
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Quotations

  • John Arbuthnot
    John Arbuthnot
    “Biography is one of the new terrors of death.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.”
  • Dwight L. Moody
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    “Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!”
  • Jean-Luc Godard
    Jean-Luc Godard
    “The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. terrorisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. terrorterrēre, to frighten.

Usage

In literature:

This settled it, and I rushed from the house, whimpering with misery and terror.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
I looked down and saw thousands of them running away in terror.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Argo flung him down in the garden path, where he cowered, his face ashen, his eyes wild, lips mumbling with terror.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
She stood with wild eyes and unbound hair, the picture of terror and dismay.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
I took a look and saw in that mask of terror and agony the familiar face of the Wood-carver.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The child watched him in a horror of fascination, rooted to the spot in terror.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
In short, many of the servants stayed for her sake, notwithstanding the life of terror which naughty Irene gave them.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
I had no plan now, no aim; only terror added wings to my feet.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
Everywhere is cruel agony, everywhere terror, and the sight of death at every turn.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
All the actions of the Terror were controlled by these levers.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
His thoughts were racing now, and even as he gripped the arms of the chair a still worse terror gripped his mind.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
While terrorism is not new, today's terrorist threat is different from that of the past.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
Defeating terrorism in the long run requires that each of these factors be addressed.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
This was not a man to be frightened at the Unseen or to see terrors that did not exist.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
Suddenly renewed yells sounded from above, a scream of anguish, howls of terror.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
She veered for a moment from her terror to the necessity for justifying herself.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
They were all standing around, motionless with terror.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
Before I could call him Marjie gave a low cry of terror.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
He husks his own cocoa-nuts, and (I am told) rolls them into the sun to burst; he is the terror of the shepherd.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then out of a final orgy of death and terror the Earthmen had grasped the meaning and the responsibility of the Rational Potential.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
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In poetry:

And up the hill they clomb and came,
On flowing like a sea:
I saw, and watched them like a game;
No terror woke in me.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
Not with terror do we meet
At the board by Jesus spread;
Not in mystery, drink and eat
Of the Saviour's wine and bread.
"Communion" by John Bowring
Dumb with the sorrow that kills,
Sorrow for brother and chief,
Terror of thundering hills,
Having no hope in our grief,
"Aboriginal Death Song" by Henry Kendall
The terror of one frown of thine
Melts all our strength away;
Like men that totter drunk with wine,
We tremble in dismay.
"Psalm 60" by Isaac Watts
E'en to that bower, where first undone,
Now yields its bed forlorn,
And now beholds a cherub son
In grief and terror born.
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
At length, the raging tempest o'er,
She view'd the fatal coast:
A wreck appear'd upon the shore;
She sunk, in terror lost.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler

In news:

PharmTech talked to anticounterfeiting experts to discuss terrorism as a source of counterfeit products.
Fred, one of the notorious baboons roaming South Africa's Cape Town area, terrorizing tourists and stealing food from cars and houses, had been shot more than 50 times before he was captured and killed last year.
In today's terror-worried business travel climate, the adage that wine does not travel well seems especially meaningful.
"I don't believe my son has any link to any terror groups".
A fictional family's trials during the Khmer Rouge's four-year reign of terror, when the hunt for 'class enemies' became a genocide.
Anders Behring Breivik is standing trial for the killing of 77 people in dual terror attacks last summer in Norway.
Inside America's War on Terror.
Aryeh Bachrach, chairman of the Almagor Bereaved Parents Forum, said: The terrorism switch may be in the hands of Ismail Haniyeh and Hamas, but Netanyahu.
Thirty years ago, when he killed six and terrorized the city, the Devil was winning.
Broadcasters beset by tech terrors.
Alleged terror backer guessed FBI was listening.
An Uzbekistan man living in Denver has been charged with supporting an overseas terror group.
With the Benghazi attacks attributed to terrorism, concerns arise over the weakness of government and police in the region to prevent attacks like these to spread.
On his second day of testimony, Anders Behring Breivik, responsible for Norway's July 2011 terror attacks, refused to answer questions meant to shed light on how his ideology developed.
The "terror bird" Titanis was not quite as scary as previously believed.
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In science:

S. Bar, S. Marek, B. Mersinger, L. Shelley, L., An investigation into the North African Crime-Terror Nexus, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre (2005).
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
K. Haahr-Escolano, Algerian Salafists and the New Face of Terror in Spain, Terrorism Monitor 2, 21 (2004).
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
Craig-Hart, P. Williams, S. Simon, N. Abdullaev, B. Stanislawski and L. Covill, Methods not Motives: Exploring links between transnational organised crime and international terrorism, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NJC211207 (2005).
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
P. Williams, Transnational Criminal Networks, John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt (eds) (2001) Networks and Netwars: The future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy Santa Monica, California.
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
The interdiction problem arises in a variety of areas including military logistics, infectious disease control, and counter-terrorism.
Optimal Interdiction of Unreactive Markovian Evaders
They have devoted a considerable number of resources to eavesdropping for such concerns as anti terrorism and defence.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
A number of trends are driving the demand for secure networks in this fast growing Industry. These include; wireless access, increased bandwidth, legal issues, privacy concerns, people shortages and increased threat to national security (terrorism).
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
The next data set we consider is the Terrorism data from Conigliani, Castro and O’Hagan .
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
Table 4 shows the data concerning the number of incidents of international terrorism per month (Y ) in the United States between 1968 and 1974.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
For the Terror data, the graph does not give a clear answer.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
Note that the credible and HPD sets are close for the cholera data indicating symmetry, but for the other two data sets the difference in the intervals suggests some left skewing, more for Terror than for Cholera.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
Thanks to the war ‘on’ terror, the less dark at home also feel the lash.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
In the latter, the source of terrorism strategies and drug trafficking can be determined by analysis of clues identified in social and airline networks.
Analyzing Trails in Complex Networks
Two decades later Galam was criticised by other physicists for having helped terrorists with his percolation application to terror support. I am not aware that such percolation theory was applied in practice.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
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