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Princeton's WordNet

  1. censoring, censorship, security reviewnoun

    counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy

  2. censoring, censorshipnoun

    deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances


  1. censoringnoun

    An act of censorship.


  1. censoring

    Censoring is the act of examining and suppressing or altering parts of books, films, news, or other forms of media that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, a threat to security, or otherwise objectionable by the person or body implementing the censorship. It is often associated with governments, but other organizations and individuals may also carry out censorship.


  1. Censoring

    In statistics, engineering, economics, and medical research, censoring occurs when the value of a measurement or observation is only partially known. For example, suppose a study is conducted to measure the impact of a drug on mortality. In such a study, it may be known that an individual's age at death is at least 75 years. Such a situation could occur if the individual withdrew from the study at age 75, or if the individual is currently alive at the age of 75. Censoring also occurs when a value occurs outside the range of a measuring instrument. For example, a bathroom scale might only measure up to 300 lbs. If a 350 lb individual is weighed using the scale, the observer would only know that the individual's weight is at least 300 lbs.

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  1. necrosing

  2. consigner

  3. reconsign

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of censoring in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of censoring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of censoring in a Sentence

  1. President Obama The U.S. President:

    If we set a precedent in which a dictator in another country can disrupt through cyber, a company's distribution chain or its products, and as a consequence we start censoring ourselves, that's a problem.

  2. Hua Chunying:

    No matter what steps Japan may take to promote and market their mistaken position it cannot change the basic reality that the Diaoyu islands belong to China, the Nanjing massacre was an atrocity carried out by the Japanese militarists when they invaded China. The evidence is cast iron and a conclusion was reached long ago about it. This whitewashing and censoring by Japan in these text books again shows that Japan is unwilling to face up to historical mistakes.

  3. Pamela Geller:

    Mark Zuckerberg has adopted a policy of censoring news that portrays Muslim migrants in an unfavorable light and reveals the jihadi motivations of the Orlando killer.

  4. Curt Cashour:

    This lawsuit backed by a group known for questionable practices and unsuccessful lawsuits is nothing more than an attempt to force VA into censoring a show of respect for Americas POW/MIA community, make no mistake: VA will not be bullied on this issue.

  5. Ken Mercer:

    When you start omitting things, you're censoring things, i was shocked. They had civil rights and Black Panthers, but not Rosa Parks. What's left out smells of agenda.

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