stochastic terrorism

[ stuh-kas-tik ter-uh-riz-uhm ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby stochastic terrorism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023