Also found in: Thesaurus.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||radical cell - a cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members); "to insure operational security the members of adjacent terrorist cells usually don't know each other or the identity of their leadership"|
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
operational cell - a terrorist cell that performs clandestine activities
intelligence cell - a terrorist cell whose members are trained to perform reconnaissance and surveillance
auxiliary cell - a terrorist cell responsible for logistics; usually large and less compartmentalized than other terrorist cells
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