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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
por•nog•ra•phy /pɔrˈnɑgrəfi/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- 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.
(pôr nog′rə fē), n.
- obscene writings, drawings, photographs, or the like, esp. those having little or no artistic merit.
Etymology:1840–50; Greek pornográph(os) writing about harlots (porno-, combining form of pórnē harlot + -graphos -graph) + -y3
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
pornography /pɔːˈnɒɡrəfɪ/ n
Sometimes (informal) shortened to: porn, porno Etymology: 19th Century: from Greek pornographos writing of harlots, from pornē a harlot + graphein to writeporˈnographer n pornographic /ˌpɔːnəˈɡræfɪk/ adj ˌpornoˈgraphically adv
- writings, pictures, films, etc, designed to stimulate sexual excitement
- the production of such material
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