terrorist act

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n terrorist act 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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Usage

In literature:

One of the terrorists detected the act and gave warning.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin
Terrorist acts could bring nothing but a bloody suppression.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
These terrorist acts materially aided Bismarck in his warfare on the social democrats.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Several members of the terrorist group had come in, started readying weapons, and were acting nervous.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
But this is the first terrorist act in America.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
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In news:

Those terrorist acts on the United States left me in a state of despair.
Did Obama deem Libya attacks a terrorist act .
Did Obama initially deem Libya attacks a terrorist act .
Obama yet to confirm ' terrorist' act in Libya.
Yes, WikiLeaks Is a Terrorist Organization and the Time to Act Is NOW.
William Everett Alemar, 23, is charged with committing terroristic act, other offenses.
Benghazi attack ' deliberate , organized terrorist' act, US intelligence director says.
The Senate voted Thursday to extend the government's Patriot Act powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists.
"We remain unwavering in our commitment to stop terrorist plots before they become terrorist acts," she said.
It could be al-Qaeda or some other Islamist terrorist group, or some other group, or an individual acting on his or her own.
President Obama signed the $662 billion National Defense Authorization Act even though he said he has ' serious reservations' about provisions dealing with the treatment of suspected terrorists.
Pope, of 292 The Plaza, was charged with aggravated stalking and terroristic threats and acts, police said.
Since 9/11 the burden of preventing another terrorist act has fallen hardest on local law enforcers.
Unless the Nigerian government quickly acts that African country could collapse into sectarian civil war and eventually become a terrorist haven like Somalia.
The IAF dropped warning brochures onto Gaza, because apparently the locals didn't know there were terrorists acting among them.
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In science:

Link prediction has also been applied in the analysis of social networks, such as the prediction of being actors in acts [116], the prediction of the collaborations in co-authorship networks , the detection of the underground relationships between terrorists , and so on.
Link Prediction in Complex Networks: A Survey
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