Meaning of “pornography” in the English Dictionary

"pornography" in English

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pornographynoun [ U ]

uk /pɔːˈnɒɡ.rə.fi/ us /pɔːrˈnɑː.ɡrə.fi/ informal porn disapproving

books, magazines, films, etc. with no artistic value that describe or show sexual acts or naked people in a way that is intended to be sexually exciting:

a campaign against pornography
hard(-core) (= very detailed) porn
soft(-core) (= not very detailed) porn
adjective uk /ˌpɔː.nəˈɡræf.ɪk/ us /ˌpɔːr.nəˈɡræf.ɪk/ informal porn, porno,

The part of the film judged to be pornographic was cut from the final version.

(Definition of “pornography” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pornographynoun [ U ]

us /pɔrˈnɑɡ·rə·fi/ infml porn, /pɔrn/

pictures, movies, or writing that show or describe sexual behavior for the purpose of exciting people sexually

adjective us /ˌpɔr·nəˈɡræf·ɪk/

(Definition of “pornography” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)