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Definition of Propaganda

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information spread in order to promote a particular goal
Propaganda Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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propaganda
Propaganda Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The college of the Propaganda, instituted by Urban VIII. (1623-1644) to educate priests for missions in all parts of the world.
  
(n.)
Hence, any organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles.
  
(n.)
A congregation of cardinals, established in 1622, charged with the management of missions.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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propaganda
\prop`a*gan"da\ (?), n. [abbrev. fr. l. de propaganda fide: cf. f. propagande. see propagate.]
1. (r. c. ch.) (a) a congregation of cardinals, established in 1622, charged with the management of missions. (b) the college of the propaganda, instituted by urban viii. (1623-1644) to educate priests for missions in all parts of the world.
2. hence, any organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles.

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
(hypernym) information, info
(hyponym) agitprop
(derivation) propagandize, propagandise
Propaganda Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Any form of communication in support of national objectives designed to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behavior of any group in order to benefit the sponsor, either directly or indirectly. See also black propaganda; grey propaganda; white propaganda.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Propaganda Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
Persuasive communications directed at a specific audience that are designed to influence the targeted audience's opinions, beliefs and emotions in such a way as to bring about specific, planned alterations in their behavior. The information communicated by the propagandist may be true or false, the values appealed to may be sincerely held by the propagandist or cynically manipulated, and the presentation may be either logically and dispassionately argued or rhetorically tailored to arouse the most irrational emotions and prejudices -- but the message content of propaganda is always deliberately selected and slanted to lead the audience toward a predetermined mindset that benefits the cause of the propagandist.

[See also: legitimacy]

Propaganda Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of the community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. Propaganda statements may be partly false and partly true. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes.

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