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pornographynoun [U]

uk   /pɔːˈnɒɡ.rə.fi/  us   /pɔːrˈnɑː.ɡrə-/ (informal porn) disapproving
books, ​magazines, ​films, etc. with no ​artisticvalue that ​describe or show ​sexualacts or ​nakedpeople in a way that is ​intended to be ​sexuallyexciting: a ​campaign against pornography hard(-core) (= very ​detailed) porn soft(-core) (= not very ​detailed) porn
pornographic
adjective uk   /ˌpɔː.nəˈɡræf.ɪk/  us   /ˌpɔːr-/ (informal porn, porno )
The ​part of the ​filmjudged to be pornographic was ​cut from the ​finalversion.
(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 ​describesexualbehavior for the ​purpose of ​excitingpeoplesexually
pornographic
adjective  us   /ˌpɔr·nəˈɡræf·ɪk/
(Definition of pornography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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