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According to the United Nations, the definition of genocide is:

"any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

a. killing members of the group;

b. causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

c. deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

d. imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

e. forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

In modern society, genocide has come to apply to any planned mass slaughtering of a particular group of people, and to a lesser extent, any disaster that was brought about by artificial or human means and produced a large number of casualties. It's suffered the usual media sensationalism and over the years has lost much of its meaning. In the eyes of society these days, genocide is no longer the profound offense to all of civilization that it was taken to be in 1945, but just an obscure problem in an equally obscure nation by an equally obscure dictator.
The Nazis attempted to conduct a genocide during World War II.
by ShadowCell September 03, 2004
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The Doctor: You need to get yourself a better dictionary. When you do, look up genocide. You'll see a little picture of me there and the caption'll read 'over my dead body!'
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Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.
Israel killing Palestinian people is an example of Genocide. though most of people deny it.
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Word coined in 1943 by the Jewish historian Raphael Lemkin to describe the atrocities commited against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. It is coined from the root words genos (Greek for family, tribe or race) and -cide (Latin for killing). He first used the word in print in Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation - Analysis of Government - Proposals for Redress (1944).
Before World War II, Lemkin was interested in the Armenian Genocide and campaigned in the League of Nations to ban what he called "barbarity" and "vandalism".
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Masturbation. Simply put, people who debate abortion say killing the undeveloped fetus is genocide. However, billions of lives are lost each day to male masturbation.
Its a shame Timmy #352894 didn't make it. Maybe Timmy #352895 will. Oh, he was lost in that same batch? Must be genocide.

Credit to Debaser for this analogy.
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Genocide is the act of committing mass murder; usually focused on a particular group, race, or culture. But hell. Any mass murder is technically genocide.
To that idiot who doesn't know all the words to, 'Total Slaughter.'

"Total slaughter, total slaughter,
I won't leave a single man alive...
La de da de dide...genocide...
La de da de ocean of blood...
Let's begin the killing time."
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