counterterrorism(redirected from counterterrorists)
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) activities that are intended to prevent terrorist acts or to eradicate terrorist groups
Operations that include the offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, preempt, and respond to terrorism. Also called CT. See also antiterrorism; combating terrorism; terrorism.
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|Noun||1.||counterterrorism - a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism|
act of terrorism, terrorism, 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