- Pornography Por*nog"ra*phy, n. [Gr. ? a harlot + -graphy.]
1. Licentious painting or literature; especially, the
painting anciently employed to decorate the walls of rooms
devoted to bacchanalian orgies.
3. obscene pictures, writings, drawings, motion pictures, videos, or the like intended primarily to cause sexual arousal and having little or no artistic merit; also, the content of such materials. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.