al-Qaeda

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic القاعدة (al-Qāʿida), definite form of قاعدة (qāʿida, foundation, base).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɒl ˈkaɪdə/, /æl ˈkaɪdə/, /æl ˈkeɪdə/
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  • (UK) IPA(key): /æl ˈkaɪdə/, /ˌæl kaɪˈiːdə/
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al-Qaeda (uncountable)

  1. A worldwide network of militant Sunni Islamic organizations and individuals.
    al-Qaeda often kills non-Muslim and non-Sunni civilians.

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