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I resent the fact that a parental warning sticker has to be included on an album as cover art. To me that's censorship.
Jeff Buckley

Meaning of "censorship" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CENSORSHIP

censorship  [ˈsɛnsəˌʃɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CENSORSHIP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Censorship is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CENSORSHIP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

censorship

Censorship

Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by a government, media outlet or other controlling body. Governments, private organizations and individuals may engage in censorship. When an author or other creator engages in censorship of his or her own works, it is called self-censorship. Censorship may be direct or it may be indirect, in which case it is called soft censorship. It occurs in a variety of different media, including speech, books, music, films, and other arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet for a variety of claimed reasons including national security, to control obscenity, child pornography, and hate speech, to protect children or other vulnerable groups, to promote or restrict political or religious views, and to prevent slander and libel. Direct censorship may or may not be legal, depending on the type, place, and content.

Definition of censorship in the English dictionary

The first definition of censorship in the dictionary is a policy or programme of censoring. Other definition of censorship is the act or system of censoring. Censorship is also the activity of the mind in regulating impulses, etc, from the unconscious so that they are modified before reaching the conscious mind.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CENSORSHIP


airship
ˈɛəˌʃɪp
ambassadorship
æmˈbæsədəˌʃɪp
authorship
ˈɔːθəˌʃɪp
bursarship
ˈbɜːsəˌʃɪp
co-authorship
kəʊˈɔːθəˌʃɪp
controllership
kənˈtrəʊləˌʃɪp
cosponsorship
kəʊˈspɒnsəˌʃɪp
curatorship
kjʊˈreɪtəˌʃɪp
dictatorship
dɪkˈteɪtəˌʃɪp
distributorship
dɪˈstrɪbjʊtəˌʃɪp
eldership
ˈeldəˌʃɪp
followership
ˈfɒləʊəˌʃɪp
governorship
ˈɡʌvənəˌʃɪp
lectureship
ˈlɛktʃəˌʃɪp
mastership
ˈmɑːstəˌʃɪp
membership
ˈmɛmbəˌʃɪp
ministership
ˈmɪnɪstəˌʃɪp
preceptorship
prɪˈsɛptəˌʃɪp
ridership
ˈraɪdəˌʃɪp
rulership
ˈruːləˌʃɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CENSORSHIP

cens
cense
censer
censor
censorable
censorial
censorian
censorious
censoriously
censoriousness
censual
censurability
censurable
censurableness
censurably
censure
censure motion
censurer
census
census data

WORDS THAT END LIKE CENSORSHIP

dealership
entrepreneurship
home ownership
joint ownership
leadership
limited partnership
mentorship
ownership
partnership
place of worship
premiership
proprietorship
readership
relationship
scholarship
shared ownership
sponsorship
starship
survivorship
warship
worship

Synonyms and antonyms of censorship in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CENSORSHIP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «censorship» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of censorship

Translation of «censorship» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CENSORSHIP

Find out the translation of censorship to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of censorship from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «censorship» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 审查
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

censura
570 millions of speakers

English

censorship
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेंसरशिप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرقابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цензура
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

censura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিবাচন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

censure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penapisan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zensur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

検閲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

검열
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Censorship
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kiểm duyệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தணிக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेन्सॉरशिप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sansür
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

censura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cenzura
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цензура
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cenzura
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λογοκρισία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sensuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

censur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sensur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of censorship

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CENSORSHIP»

The term «censorship» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.163 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CENSORSHIP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «censorship» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «censorship» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about censorship

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10 QUOTES WITH «CENSORSHIP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word censorship.
1
Kathy Acker
I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible.
2
Kenneth Anger
I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer - by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people.
3
Jeremy Bentham
As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.
4
Michael Berryman
Censorship is a strange situation. There was times when people would burn books because they didn't like what people were doing.
5
Jello Biafra
You have to be down here in the States to realize just how tightly controlled the corporate media is and how much they practise Soviet-style censorship through creative omission.
6
Kathryn Bigelow
I don't believe in censorship in any form.
7
Judy Blume
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
8
Judy Blume
When I started to write, it was the '70s, and throughout that decade, we didn't have any problems with book challenges or censorship.
9
Craig Bruce
The only thing that is obscene is censorship.
10
Jeff Buckley
I resent the fact that a parental warning sticker has to be included on an album as cover art. To me that's censorship.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CENSORSHIP»

Discover the use of censorship in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to censorship and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Censorship
This work examines the history and practices of censorship in five countries - the United States, Russia, China, Zimbabwe, and Egypt.
Frank Caso, 2008
2
Censorship
Discusses the history of censorship in all forms, its religious, political, and moral aspects, and its impact on society.
Philip Steele, 1999
3
Censorship
Discusses how censorship relates to the First Amendment and freedom of speech, historic fights for and against censorship in the United States, and how censorship has become an increasingly inflammatory issue with regards to the Internet.
Ted Gottfried, 2006
4
Media Censorship
This title gives readers a balanced look at the issue of media censorship and the surrounding arguments.
Kekla Magoon, 2010
5
Movie Censorship and American Culture
The eleven essays in this book examine nearly a century of struggle over cinematic representations of sex, crime, violence, religion, race, and ethnicity, revealing that the effort to regulate the screen has reflected deep social and ...
Francis G. Couvares, 2006
6
Censorship
Essays debate the benefits and drawbacks to censorship over various types of media, especially referring to its use during times of war and its historical impact.
Kate Burns, 2006
7
Encyclopedia of Censorship
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Judy Blume - Christian Coalition - Harry Potter (series) - Stephen King - Napster - and more.
Green, Nicholas J. Karolides, 2009
8
Censorship
Covers the many-faceted historical controversies surrounding censorship, and considers contemporary and future challenges.
Mark Paxton, 2008
9
Censorship in Theatre and Cinema
This book examines notable twentieth-century cases involving the Lord Chamberlain's theatre censorship and the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC).
Anthony Aldgate, James Crighton Robertson, 2005
10
Censorship and Silencing: Practices of Cultural Regulation
Underlying this trend is a fundamental intellectual shift--exemplified by the work of Michel Foucault--that holds that the state is not the only agent of censorship.
Robert Post, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CENSORSHIP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term censorship is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Women fight against female censorship on social media by covering …
Women are combating censorship of the female body on social media by covering their topless photos with 'acceptable' male nipples, ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Perth photographer Bohdan Warchomij angry over censorship of …
A Perth photographer who was in the Ukraine when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down says the censorship of his work has deprived ... «WA today, Jul 15»
3
Speak up on Internet censorship
Time is running out for South Africans to comment on a proposed draft policy that could see widespread Internet censorship and the ... «ITWeb, Jul 15»
4
Malaysia: Sedition case against cartoonist Zunar adjourned
By Index on Censorship / 7 July, 2015. facebook · twitter · google_plus · reddit · pinterest ... (Photo: Sean Gallagher/Index on Censorship). Persecuted Malaysian ... «Index On Censorship, Jul 15»
5
Net Censorship: All the pieces are falling into place
It is happening in democratic countries as well, the best example of which is the new censorship program put into place by the United Kingdom. «Baltimore Post-Examiner, Jul 15»
6
Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Accused of Censorship in Petition Calling for …
Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao is under fire by the site's users who are calling for the executives firing over perceived censorship. An online ... «TheWrap, Jul 15»
7
Academia's boycott of Israel is censorship
In March 2014, I stood with my co-teacher and 27 Vassar College students at the sparkling Auja Spring in the parched West Bank of the ... «The News Journal, Jul 15»
8
Ballot Selfies, Perverts and Censorship: Presenting the 2015 New …
A New Hampshire legislator who sponsored a bill making it a crime for voters to post "ballot selfies" on social media. A Massachusetts district ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
9
World Medical Body Denounces Australia's Refugee Detention …
The World Medical Association (WMA) has publicly condemned the sweeping new censorship law imposed on all staff, including medical ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
10
Intimidated ABC embraces self-censorship
Former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos ABC Q&A, 22 June, approximately 57 minutes into an hour-long program. It felt as if it was ... «Eureka Street, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Censorship [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/censorship>. Aug 2021 ».
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