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cen·sor·ship

 (sĕn′sər-shĭp′)
n.
1. The act, process, or practice of censoring.
2. The office or authority of a Roman censor.
3. Psychology Prevention of disturbing or painful thoughts or feelings from reaching consciousness except in a disguised form.

censorship

(ˈsɛnsəˌʃɪp)
n
1. a policy or programme of censoring
2. the act or system of censoring
3. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal the activity of the mind in regulating impulses, etc, from the unconscious so that they are modified before reaching the conscious mind

cen•sor•ship

(ˈsɛn sərˌʃɪp)

n.
1. the act or practice of censoring.
2. the office, power, or term of a censor.
[1585–95]

censorship

See: armed forces censorship; civil censorship; field press censorship; national censorship; primary censorship; prisoner of war censorship; secondary censorship.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.censorship - counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemycensorship - counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy
military censorship - all types of censorship conducted by personnel of the armed forces
national censorship - censorship under civil authority of communications entering or leaving of crossing the borders of the United States or its territories or possessions
counterintelligence - intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
2.censorship - deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances
deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
Bowdlerism - censorship in the form of prudish expurgation
Comstockery - censorship because of perceived obscenity or immorality

censorship

noun expurgation, blue pencil, purgation, bowdlerization or bowdlerisation, sanitization or sanitisation The government today announced that press censorship was being lifted.
Quotations
"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it" [Nadine Gordimer Censorship and Its Aftermath]
"God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide" [Rebecca West The Strange Necessity]
"Wherever books are burned, in the end people too will be burned" [Heinrich Heine Almansor]
"Where there is official censorship it is a sign that speech is serious" [Paul Goodman Growing Up Absurd]
Translations
رقابةرَقابَه، مُراقَبَةُ المَطْبوعات
cenzuracenzorství
censur
sensuuri
cenzúra
ritskoîun
cenzúra
censur

censorship

[ˈsensəʃɪp] Ncensura f

censorship

[ˈsɛnsərʃɪp] ncensure f

censorship

nZensur f; press censorship, censorship of the pressPressezensur f

censorship

[ˈsɛnsəˌʃɪp] ncensura

censor

(ˈsensə) noun
1. an official who examines films etc and has the power to remove any of the contents which might offend people. Part of his film has been banned by the censor.
2. an official (eg in the army) who examines letters etc and removes information which the authorities do not wish to be made public for political reasons etc.
verb
This film has been censored; The soldiers' letters are censored.
cenˈsorious (-ˈsoː-) adjective
very critical. She is censorious about the behaviour of young people.
ˈcensorship noun
the policy of censoring. Some people disapprove of censorship.
References in periodicals archive ?
She referred to two incidents of government censorship, one pertained to "Sout Al-Oma" newspaper when they wrote about the president's mother and another case pertained to Al-Watan newspaper which wrote report about the presence of corruption in state sectors.
Freedom House also said that during a month-long span last summer, Iranian officials blocked an estimated 75 percent of users from connecting to Tor, an anonymous web-browsing tool used to as a loophole through government censorship and surveillance on sites like Twitter.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Press Council has condemned the exclusion of a number of journalists from the G-20 summit to be held in Antalya on Sunday, saying that the extent of government censorship in Turkey has reached such a point that "it is being done in front of the whole world.
Regrettably, the government of Xi Jinping has only further tightened government censorship and control in many areas since taking power in 2013.
Content of games will be subject to government censorship, it said.
para]]WASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by John Hughes, president of the National Press Club on reports of government censorship related to photos and video in the Turkish paper Cumhuriyet Daily.
We will continue building on the US Government's longstanding efforts to contest the Iranian government censorship of the Iranian people," he stressed.
In the United Kingdom, Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron has long backed the creation of an opt-in system in which users must affirmatively choose to avoid government censorship.
Opposition supporters marched to rally against commodity shortages, crime and government censorship.
20 ( ANI ): Support for an Internet without government censorship is strong in developing countries except Pakistan, a new poll has found
LinkedIn strongly supports freedom of expression and fundamentally disagrees with government censorship.
At a presentation in New York, the company also unveiled a new technology called uProxy that allows citizens under some regimes to bypass government censorship or surveillance software to surf the Web.

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