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Etymology

Coined in 1944 from Ancient Greek γένος (race, kind) + -cide.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈʤɛnəsaid/

Noun

Singular
genocide

Plural
s

genocide (s)
  1. The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, or other particularity.
  2. Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

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