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pornography

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek πορνογράφος (pornographos), from πόρνη (pornē), prostitute) + γράφω (graphō), I write).

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  • IPA: /pɔ:ˈnɒgrəfi/

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pornography

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pornography (-)
  1. The explicit depiction of sexual subject matter, especially with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer.
  2. (usually Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The graphic, detailed, often gratuitous depiction of something.
    In The Four Pillars of Wisdom, he devotes a well-deserved chapter to the financial press and its weakness for "financial pornography"—lurid coverage of star money managers. (Seattle Times, Auhust 4, 2002)

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