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Meaning of "pornography" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PORNOGRAPHY

From Greek pornographos writing of harlots, from pornē a harlot + graphein to write.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PORNOGRAPHY

pornography  [pɔːˈnɒɡrəfɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PORNOGRAPHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pornography 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 PORNOGRAPHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pornography

Pornography is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal. Pornography may be presented in a variety of media, including books, magazines, postcards, photographs, sculpture, drawing, painting, animation, sound recording, film, video, and video games. The term applies to the depiction of the act rather than the act itself, and so does not include live exhibitions like sex shows and striptease. The primary subjects of pornographic depictions are pornographic models, who pose for still photographs, and pornographic actors or porn stars, who perform in pornographic films. If dramatic skills are not involved, a performer in a porn film may also be called a model. Various groups within society have considered depictions of a sexual nature immoral, labeling them pornographic, and attempting to have them suppressed under obscenity and other laws, with varying degrees of success. Such works have also often been subject to censorship and other legal restraints to publication, display or possession. Such grounds and even the definition of pornography have differed in various historical, cultural, and national contexts.

Definition of pornography in the English dictionary

The definition of pornography in the dictionary is writings, pictures, films, etc, designed to stimulate sexual excitement. Other definition of pornography is the production of such material.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PORNOGRAPHY


antipornography
ˌæntɪpɔːˈnɒɡrəfɪ
ethnography
ɛθˈnɒɡrəfɪ
hymnography
hɪmˈnɒɡrəfɪ
ichnography
ɪkˈnɒɡrəfɪ
iconography
ˌaɪkɒˈnɒɡrəfɪ
monography
mɒˈnɒɡrəfɪ
oceanography
ˌəʊʃəˈnɒɡrəfɪ
organography
ˌɔːɡəˈnɒɡrəfɪ
phonography
fəʊˈnɒɡrəfɪ
photochronography
ˌfəʊtəʊkrəˈnɒɡrəfɪ
planography
pləˈnɒɡrəfɪ
renography
riːˈnɒɡrəfɪ
scenography
siːˈnɒɡrəfɪ
selenography
ˌsiːlɪˈnɒɡrəfɪ
sonography
səˈnɒɡrəfɪ
steganography
ˌsteɡəˈnɒɡrəfɪ
stenography
stəˈnɒɡrəfɪ
technography
tɛkˈnɒɡrəfɪ
ultrasonography
ˌʌltrəsəˈnɒɡrəfɪ
venography
vɪˈnɒɡrəfɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PORNOGRAPHY

porky
porky pie
porn
pornaoke
pornification
porno
pornocracy
pornographer
pornographic
pornographically
pornomag
pornotopia
pornotopian
porny
porogamic
porogamy
poromeric
poroscope
poroscopic
poroscopy

WORDS THAT END LIKE PORNOGRAPHY

autobiography
bibliography
biography
calligraphy
choreography
chromatography
cinematography
computed tomography
cryptography
crystallography
demography
discography
filmography
geography
historiography
orthography
photography
tomography
topography
typography
videography

Synonyms and antonyms of pornography in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PORNOGRAPHY»

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

Translation of «pornography» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PORNOGRAPHY

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

Translator English - Chinese

色情品
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pornografía
570 millions of speakers

English

pornography
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अश्लील साहित्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِبَاحِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

порнография
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pornografia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অশ্লীল রচনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pornographie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pornografi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pornografie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ポルノ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포르노
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Porno
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tranh ảnh khiêu dâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆபாசம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोर्नोग्राफी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pornografi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pornografia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pornografia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

порнографія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pornografie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πορνογραφία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pornografie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pornografi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pornografi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pornography

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PORNOGRAPHY»

The term «pornography» is very widely used and occupies the 10.950 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of pornography
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «pornography».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PORNOGRAPHY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pornography» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pornography» 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 pornography

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PORNOGRAPHY»

Discover the use of pornography in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pornography and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Prostitution and Pornography: Philosophical Debate about the ...
This collection of new and classic writings about the sex industry asks us to think about the differences between our society's treatment of prostitution and pornography, while investigating how liberalism deals with the sex industry in ...
Jessica Spector, 2006
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Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for ...
In contrast, Nadine Strossen focuses on the women's rights-centered rationale for defending pornography.
Nadine Strossen, 2000
3
Pornography
Each playlet focuses on a different inidual dramatising their life in the run-up to the tragedy.P PPublished to coincide with the English language premiere at the Traverse Theatre in August as part of the International Edinburgh Festival ...
Simon Stephens, 2009
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Pornography, the Theory: What Utilitarianism Did to Action
Through incisive readings of Sade, Flaubert, Lawrence, and Bret Easton Ellis, Frances Ferguson here shows how pornography—like utilitarian social structures—diverts our attention from individual identities to actions and renders more ...
Frances Ferguson, 2004
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Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain
But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it.
William M. Struthers, 2010
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Internet Child Pornography: Causes, Investigation, and ...
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issue by describing the problem of child pornography, examining the impact of the Internet, and presenting a profile of users.
Richard Wortley, Stephen Smallbone, 2012
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Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet
This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory.
Philip Jenkins, 2003
8
Battling Pornography: The American Feminist Anti-Pornography ...
Based on extensive original archival research, the book reveals that the seeds of the movement were planted by groups who protested the proliferation of advertisements, Hollywood films and other mainstream media that glorified sexual ...
Carolyn Bronstein, 2011
9
Pornography: The Other Side
The author explains that pornography is not the fundamental issue, and that opposition to pornography is a symptom of misdirected beliefs about sexuality.
F. M. Christensen, 1990
10
Breaking the Silence: A Pastor Goes Public about His Battle ...
Offering insight, encouragement, and resources, Breaking the Silence boldly reveals the truth about this addiction and how you can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of pornography. Book jacket.
Bernie Anderson, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PORNOGRAPHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pornography is used in the context of the following news items.
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Parliament computers made 250000 attempts to 'access …
Attempts to access websites classified as pornography were made almost 700 times a day by computers inside Parliament last year, it has ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Ex-Police Chief in Westchester County Pleads Guilty to Child …
The complaint said he told law enforcement officers at the time of his arrest that he began viewing child pornography “as research for the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Wellington man sentenced in child pornography case
Meisel was convicted on one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. During the trial ... «Wichita Eagle, Jul 15»
4
Marrero man accused of collecting child pornography
State Police arrested a Marrero man accused of downloading child pornography. A detective investigating the possession and distribution of ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
5
Waterboro man facing child pornography charges
WATERBORO, Maine — A local man faces child pornography charges after his arrest on Friday, according to the Maine Department of Public ... «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
6
Registered Sex Offender Guilty of Producing Child Pornography in …
Jose Stephen Gracia pleaded guilty to production of child pornography today before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. According to information ... «KYTX, Jul 15»
7
Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges
On July 24th, State police arrested a 26-year-old Wilson Township man in Alpena County on a nine-count felony warrant. The warrant had eight ... «9&10 News, Jul 15»
8
Tehachapi man gets 15 years for child pornography offenses
Bettis was charged with receiving and distributing child pornography on September 4, 2014, and pleaded guilty to this charge on January 12, ... «KERO 23ABC News, Jul 15»
9
Man accused of possessing child pornography dies in apparent …
A former Ohio University employee accused of possessing child pornography died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday ... «Athens NEWS, Jul 15»
10
Ottumwa man facing child pornography charges to remain in custody
On Friday, a federal judge in Des Moines ruled that there was probable cause to support charges of possession and distribution of child ... «KTVO, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pornography [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pornography>. Feb 2023 ».
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