censor vs censure vs sensor vs censer : Common Errors in English

About censor vs censure vs sensor vs censer

To censor somebody’s speech or writing is to try to suppress it by preventing it from reaching the public. When guests on network TV utter obscenities, broadcasters practice censorship by bleeping them.To censure someone, however, is to officially denounce an offender. You can be censured as much for actions as for words. A lawyer who destroyed evidence which would have been unfavorable to his client might be censured by the bar association.A device which senses any change like changes in light or electrical output is a sensor. Your car and your digital camera contain sensors.A censer is a church incense burner.

censor Meaning(s)

  • (n) someone who censures or condemns
  • (n) a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
  • (v) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
  • (v) subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

censure Meaning(s)

  • (n) harsh criticism or disapproval
  • (n) the state of being excommunicated
  • (v) rebuke formally

sensor Meaning(s)

  • (n) any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner

censer Meaning(s)

  • (n) a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)

censor in News

  1. Sen. Lindsey Graham Says He Would Support Censoring Mail if it was Necessary

    Amidst the National Security Agency scandal over surveillance, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) has come forward and said that he does not think it is necessary to censor American's mail. Graham said that a World War II-era program including federal government censorship of mail was appropriate at the time, as it made sure that letters were not tipping off enemies. "In World War II, the mentality of ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Opposing Views

  2. Restrictive drug laws censor science, researchers say

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The outlawing of drugs such as cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychoactive substances amounts to scientific censorship and is hampering research into potentially important medicinal uses, leading scientists argued on Wednesday. Laws and international conventions dating back to the 1960s have set back research in key areas such as consciousness by decades ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Your Hidden Censor: What Your Mind Will Not Let You See

    Your Hidden Censor: What Your Mind Will Not Let You See
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Scientific American via Yahoo! News

censure in News

  • Teachers protest transfer of colleague

    Reinstate Jon Greenberg I am not a teacher, but I’ve had a few good ones — very few. And Jon Greenberg sounds like the best [“Teacher’s transfer protested at board meeting,” NWThursday, June 6].To censure him or punish him for challenging students to be honest and think
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Seattle Times

sensor in News

  1. Flexible plastic camera sensor headed to smartphones, wearables and more

    Bendable cameras and sensors that can flex around corners could be on the horizon, with the first flexible image sensor built on plastic being developed by Plastic Logic and ISORG. The 40 x 40 mm sensor uses a flexible, transmissive backplane created by Plastic Logic, on top of which ISORG layers an organic photodetector material Read The Full Story
    on June 13, 2013 Source: SlashGear

  2. Torque Sensor Market - By Technology (Rotary, Static/Reaction, Magnetoelastic, IR, SAW, Optical), Application ...

    NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Torque Sensor Market - By Technology (Rotary, Static/Reaction, Magnetoelastic, ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Nanofiber sensor detects diabetes or lung cancer faster and easier

    Researchers in South Korea have recently developed a highly sensitive exhaled breath sensor by using hierarchical tin dioxide fibers that are assembled from wrinkled thin tin dioxide nanotubes.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Science Daily

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