Definition of pornography noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pɔːˈnɒɡrəfi//
; NAmE NAmE//pɔːrˈnɑːɡrəfi//
(informal porn) [uncountable] (disapproving)
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books, magazines, DVDs, etc. that describe or show naked people and sexual acts in order to make people feel sexually excited, especially in a way that many other people find offensive child pornography the distribution of pornography measures to tighten the laws on pornography Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Greek pornographos ‘writing about prostitutes’, from pornē ‘prostitute’ + graphein ‘write’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pornography