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- n. A group of people (sleepers) who inconspicuously remain dormant in a community until activated, by a prearranged signal, to perform acts of espionage, sabotage, and/or terrorism.
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- n. a cell of sleepers
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—President Bush on September 14, 2002, following the arrest of a group of Yemeni-Americans accused of being members of an al-Qaeda sleeper cell