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ˈsɛn sərˌʃɪpcen·sor·ship

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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. censorshipnoun

    The use of state or group power to control freedom of expression, such as passing laws to prevent media from being published or propagated.

    Etymology: censor + -ship

Webster Dictionary

  1. Censorshipnoun

    the office or power of a censor; as, to stand for a censorship


  1. Censorship

    Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body. It can be done by governments and private organizations or by individuals who engage in self-censorship. It occurs in a variety of different contexts including speech, books, music, films, and other arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet for a variety of reasons including national security, to control obscenity, child pornography, and hate speech, to protect children, to promote or restrict political or religious views, and to prevent slander and libel. It may or may not be legal. Many countries provide strong protections against censorship by law, but none of these protections are absolute and it is frequently necessary to balance conflicting rights in order to determine what can and cannot be censored.

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  1. sensorchip

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of censorship in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of censorship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of censorship in a Sentence

  1. Jim Jordan:

    Big Tech is out to get conservatives. But rather than address Republican concerns of bias and censorship on the internet, Democrats spent the last two days pushing radical antitrust legislation that will systematically change the United States economy as we know it.

  2. Mark Zuckerberg:

    I'll have to understand what they actually would intend to do, but in general I think a government choosing to censor a platform because they're worried about censorship doesn't exactly strike me as the right reflex there.

  3. Jack Petocz:

    I knew that I had to take action because I'm not going to allow censorship to occur within The Flagler County School district, and I'm going to fight as hard as I can with other students.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    I probably have a generational reaction to it, i'm not in the censorship business. I don't like that language, I wouldn't use that language, but I wouldn't establish language standards for my colleagues.

  5. William O. Douglas:

    Any test that turns on what is offensive to the communitys standards is too loose, too capricious, too destructive of freedom of expression to be squared with the First Amendment. Under that test, juries can censor, suppress, and punish what they dont like, provided the matter relates to sexual impurity or has a tendency to excite lustful thoughts. This is community censorship in one of its worst forms. It creates a regime where in the battle between the literati and the Philistines, the Philistines are certain to win.

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