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por·nog·ra·phy

 (pôr-nŏg′rə-fē)
n.
1. Sexually explicit writing, images, video, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal.
2. Lurid or sensational material. Often used in combination: violence pornography.

[French pornographie, from pornographe, pornographer, from Late Greek pornographos, writing about prostitutes : pornē, prostitute; see per- in Indo-European roots + graphein, to write; see -graphy.]

por·nog′ra·pher n.
por′no·graph′ic (pôr′nə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
por′no·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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pornography

(pɔːˈnɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. writings, pictures, films, etc, designed to stimulate sexual excitement
2. the production of such material
Sometimes (informal) shortened to: porn or porno
[C19: from Greek pornographos writing of harlots, from pornē a harlot + graphein to write]
porˈnographer n
pornographic adj
ˌpornoˈgraphically adv
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por•nog•ra•phy

(pɔrˈnɒg rə fi)

n.
1. writings, photographs, movies, etc., intended to arouse sexual excitement, esp. such materials considered as having little or no artistic merit.
2. the production of such materials.
[1840–50; < Greek pornográph(os) writing about harlots (porno-, comb. form of pórnē harlot + -graphos -graph) + -y3]
por`no•graph′ic (-nəˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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pornography

any literature, film, or pictures that are judged obscene or indecent, especially because of sexual explicitness. — pornographer, n. — pornographic, adj.
See also: Obscenity
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pornography - creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desirepornography - creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
child pornography, kiddie porn, kiddy porn - the illegal use of children in pornographic pictures or films
creation, creative activity - the human act of creating
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pornography

noun obscenity, porn (informal), erotica, dirt, filth, indecency, porno (informal), smut a campaign against pornography on television
Quotations
"Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it" [D.H. Lawrence Phoenix]
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Translations
إِبَاحِيَّةخَلاعِيَّه
pornografia
pornografie
pornografi
pornografio
pornografia
pornografija
pornográfia
pornografi
klám
ポルノ
포르노
pornographia
pornografijapornografinis
pornogrāfija
pornografie
pornografia
pornografija
pornografi
tranh ảnh khiêu dâm

pornography

[pɔːˈnɒgrəfɪ] Npornografía f
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pornography

[pɔːrˈnɒgrəfi] npornographie f
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pornography

nPornografie f
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pornography

[pɔːˈnɒgrəfɪ] npornografia
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pornography

(poːˈnogrəfi) noun
literature, pictures, films etc that are indecent in a sexual way.
pornographic (poːnəˈgrӕfik) adjective
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pornography

إِبَاحِيَّة pornografie pornografi Pornografie πορνογραφία pornografía pornografia pornographie pornografija pornografia ポルノ 포르노 pornografie pornografi pornografia pornografia порнография pornografi หนังสือ ภาพ เรื่องเขียน หนังและศิลปะที่ลามก pornografi tranh ảnh khiêu dâm 色情品
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Ethical films produced by feminist pornographers such as Tristan Taormino even include interviews with the performers, which lends to the understanding that they actually enjoy what they're doing and feel empowered by it.
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