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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as
          a student protest over the limited university access for
          Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an
          independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla
          strategy including terrorist tactics that target key
          government and military personnel; "the Tamil Tigers
          perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war" [syn: Liberation
          Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tamil Tigers, World
          Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement]