WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
por•nog•ra•phy /pɔrˈnɑgrəfi/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

    writings, photographs, movies, etc., intended to arouse sexual excitement, esp. such materials considered as having little or no artistic merit:What constitutes pornography, some say, is in the eye of the beholder.
    See -graph-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pornography /pɔːˈnɒɡrəfɪ/ n
  1. writings, pictures, films, etc, designed to stimulate sexual excitement
  2. the production of such material

Sometimes (informal) shortened to: porn, porno Etymology: 19th Century: from Greek pornographos writing of harlots, from pornē a harlot + graphein to write

porˈnographer n pornographic /ˌpɔːnəˈɡræfɪk/ adj ˌpornoˈgraphically adv



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