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ˈdʒɛn əˌsaɪdgeno·cide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. genocide, race murder, racial exterminationnoun

    systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

Wiktionary

  1. genocidenoun

    The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, or other particularity.

  2. genocidenoun

    Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or a significant portion of, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

  3. Etymology: Coined in 1943 by Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959), a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, to describe what the Turkish government (ca 1915–18) perpetrated against the Armenian people, now called the. From the stem of γένος or gens (as in genus),.

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  1. Genocide

    Genocide is "the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, Caste, religious, or national group", though what constitutes enough of a "part" to qualify as genocide has been subject to much debate by legal scholars. While a precise definition varies among genocide scholars, a legal definition is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Article 2 of this convention defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." Raphael Lemkin, in his work Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, coined the term "genocide" by combining Greek genos and Latin cīdere. Lemkin defined genocide as follows: "Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups." The preamble to the CPPCG states that instances of genocide have taken place throughout history, but it was not until Raphael Lemkin coined the term and the prosecution of perpetrators of the Holocaust at the Nuremberg trials that the United Nations agreed to the CPPCG which defined the crime of genocide under international law.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genocide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genocide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of genocide in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    We had a murderous dictator, Gadhafi, who had American blood on his hands, as I'm sure you remember, threatening to massacre large numbers of the Libyan people, we had our closest allies in Europe burning up the phone lines begging us to help them try to prevent what they saw as a mass genocide, in their words. And we had the Arabs standing by our side saying, 'We want you to help us deal with Gadhafi.'.

  2. Yacoob Gewargis:

    The American delay in officially declaring what has happened to the Christians officially as genocide, or mass extermination and systematic persecution has caused a huge disappointment among the Christians, they have waited a long time for the international community, especially America, to declare this so that they can be supported and protected in their own country.

  3. General Leonard Ngendakumana:

    This situation can lead to a genocide.

  4. Steven Spielberg:

    I think there is more at stake today than even back then, when collective hate organizes and gets industrialized, then genocide follows. We have to take it more seriously today than I think we have had to take it in a generation.

  5. Savannah Guthrie:

    This moment is quite provocative. It's a statement from the Chinese President Xi Jinping to choose an athlete from the Uighur minority. It is an in your face response to those Western nations, including the U.S., who have called this Chinese treatment of that group genocide and diplomatically boycotted these games. There will be much discussion about this.

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