Pornography Definition

Writings, pictures, etc. intended primarily to arouse sexual desire.
Webster's New World
The production of such writings, pictures, etc.
Webster's New World
Lurid or sensational material. Often used in combination.
Violence pornography.
American Heritage

Media or photographs showing erotic or sexual behavior in a way designed to cause sexual arousal. Pornography is protected by the free speech provision of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, unless it is found to be obscene. See also obscenity.

Webster's New World Law

Origin of Pornography

  • French pornographie from pornographe pornographer from Late Greek pornographos writing about prostitutes pornē prostitute per-5 in Indo-European roots graphein to write –graphy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek πορνογράφος (pornographos), from πόρνη (pornÄ“, “prostitute") + γράφω (graphō, “I write").

    From Wiktionary

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