stochastic terrorism

[ stuh-kas-tik ter-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ stəˈkæs tɪk ˈtɛr əˌrɪz əm /


the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted: The lone-wolf attack was apparently influenced by the rhetoric of stochastic terrorism.

Origin of stochastic terrorism

First recorded in 2010–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019