censor vs censure vs sensor vs censer :

censor or censure or sensor or 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.

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Definitions

  • 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
    This magazine is censored by the government

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

  • 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

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

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    June 17, 2013 - The New Yorker
  • Edward Snowden, NSA Whistle-Blower, Wins Unusual Sympathizers in Latin America
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    June 16, 2013 - Time.com via Yahoo! News
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    June 15, 2013 - The Inquisitr

  • Move to censure DeWitt County state’s attorney, assistant fails
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    June 21, 2013 - The Pantagraph
  • Waxhaw mayor faces talk of censure, August court date on DWI charge
    Waxhaw town commissioners may censure Mayor Daune Gardner following her arrest this month on a driving while impaired charge, where Union County court records show her blood-alcohol content level was 0.18., more than twice the legal limit.
    June 19, 2013 - The Charlotte Observer
  • AAUP removes St. Bonaventure from censure list
    AAUP removes St. Bonaventure from censure list OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — An academic organization has removed St. Bonaventure University from its censure list after 17 years. The American Association of University Professors had put the university in New York's Southern Tier on the list following the termination of 18 tenured professors for financial reasons beginning in 1993. In a statement Tuesday ...
    June 19, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

  • New ‘Electronic Nose’ Nano-Sensor Being Developed for Food Safety, Health
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The “electronic nose” sensor developed by a University of California, Riverside engineering professor, and being commercialized by Innovation Economy Crowd (ieCrowd), will be further refined to detect deadly pathogens including toxic pesticides in the global food supply chain, according to a recently signed product development and distribution agreement.
    June 15, 2013 - Highland Community News
  • Sensor Variability Helps Build a Better E-Nose
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    June 14, 2013 - IEEE Spectrum
  • Organic photo sensor dumps silicon, promises to shatter CMOS imaging limits
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    June 13, 2013 - ExtremeTech

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    Sept. 17, 2013 - Washington Post