Meaning of PROPAGANDA in English

PROPAGANDA

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌprä-pə-ˈgan-də, ˌprō- ]

noun

Etymology: New Latin, from Congregatio de propaganda fide Congregation for propagating the faith, organization established by Pope Gregory XV died 1623

Date: 1718

1. capitalized : a congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions

2. : the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

3. : ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause ; also : a public action having such an effect

• pro·pa·gan·dist -dist noun or adjective

• pro·pa·gan·dis·tic -ˌgan-ˈdis-tik adjective

• pro·pa·gan·dis·ti·cal·ly -ti-k(ə-)lē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.