terrorist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n terrorist a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character
    • Terrorist One who commits terrorism{2}.
    • Terrorist One who governs by terrorism or intimidation; specifically, an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n terrorist One who favors or uses terrorizing methods for the accomplishment of some object, as for coercing a government or a community into the adoption of or submission to a certain course; one who practises terrorism. Specifically— An agent or partizan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
    • n terrorist In Russia, a member of a political party whose purpose is to demoralize the government by terror. See nihilism, 4 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Terrorist one who rules by terror
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Doing so will help stem the flow of funding, insurgents, and terrorists in and out of Iraq.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
Still, terrorists weren't known for reasonable behavior, or they wouldn't be terrorists.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
He emerged from prison a confirmed terrorist and convinced that his Utopia, fully proclaimed to the world in No.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
And the two terrorists plunged into a cafe.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Our terrorists in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were monks.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
The popular notion is, we believe, that the leading Terrorists were wicked men, but, at the same time, great men.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
And, naturally, when the terrorist bands of the Greek Church became active, they were confronted by the armed bands of the committee.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Democracy is the antithesis of terrorist tyranny, which is why the terrorists denounce it and are willing to kill the innocent to stop it.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
The Terrorists, I mean.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Surely, all the very bad Republicans and terrorists are exterminated.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
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In news:

Scientists Worry Journals May Aid Terrorists.
State television said one person was wounded in what it called a "terrorist car bombing".
Government says it killed 'terrorists,' destroyed weapons.
In it, a not so accomplished actress who we'll call Betty, talks about how we Americans are probably still scared of a possible terrorist attack whenever we go to a concert or ballgame.
Technology Helps Track A Terrorist In 'The Finish'.
OTTAWA—The long-running case of former pizza delivery man Mohamed Harkat — an Algerian refugee accused of terrorist links — will take another twist or two Thursday when the Supreme Court decides whether to hear appeals from each side.
It took a federal judge to get New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority to allow ads to run on buses calling for support of Israel against terrorist attacks.
Skeeter doesn't care for due process for terrorists.
Skeeter doesn't care for due process for terrorists.
Government says Minnesotan supplied Somali terrorists.
The students were only in second or third grade when the terrorist attacks happened.
Below is a link to voluntary, best practices and guidance for lawyers on how to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
MOUNT VERNON — Are Americans safer from terrorist acts due to the measures taken after Sept 11, 2001.
The tizz over Peter Hain's proposals on local government and terrorists.
Electric Industry Is Urged to Gird Against Terrorist Attacks.
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In science:

Madrid bombing and with members of the ETA terrorist group [Bar et al., 2005; Haahr-Escolano, 2004].
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
But in general, the network interdiction problem applies to wide variety of areas including control of infectious disease , and disruption of terrorist networks .
Optimal Interdiction of Unreactive Markovian Evaders
Korchenko O., Vasiliu Y., Gnatyuk S. Modern quantum technologies of information security against cyber-terrorist attacks.
The Probabilistic Model of Keys Generation of QKD Systems
Cyber terrorists attack technological features such as the Internet in order to help foster their cause .
Grid Information Security Functional Requirement - Fulfilling Information Security of a Smart Grid System
Steganography and cryptography are supposed to be used by terrorists to communicate through the Internet.
Evaluating Quality of Chaotic Pseudo-Random Generators: Application to Information Hiding
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