In some contexts of colloquial speech, the word "harassment" and its derivatives can mean in a playful manner "bothering". In computer gaming contexts, "harassment" might constitute provocative or annoying actions in the game. Harassment in strategy games may also mean early attacks aimed to stunt an opponent's growth of either economy or technology. In astronomy, "galaxy harassment" refers to frequent interactions between galaxies moving at high speeds in clusters of galaxies. In these contexts, the severity of the terminology is much less intense, and does not carry the same connotations as the legal definitions.
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