from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.
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- n. The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, or other particularity.
- n. Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or a significant portion of, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The systematic killing of a racial or cultural group.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
The report was about the horrors in Darfur; the Bush administration using the term genocide to describe what was happening.
Turkey rejects the term genocide and says between 300,000 and 500,000 Armenians, and at least as many Turks, died in combat or from starvation when Armenians rose up and sided with invading Russian forces.
Many historians agree, but Turkey disputes the term "genocide" and claims many Turks died during fighting in eastern Turkey in 1915 and 1916.
Since Turkey vehemently rejects the term genocide, what judgment should then be passed, and by whom, that will not tarnish the present generation of Turks?
Last year, Mr. Obama avoided using the term genocide in his April 24 statement.
Mr. Obama isn't expected to use the term genocide in his statement Saturday, analsysts say.
Obama again carefully avoided using the term genocide:
When the reporter pressed him for not using the term genocide, Pres.
Goldhagen has broadened the term genocide to include a wider range of human suffering, recasting the problem as eliminationism.
Obama would use the term genocide in his April 24 statement.