fairness doctrine

fair·ness doc·trine
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-nis dok-trin]
    • /ˈfɛər nɪs ˈdɒk trɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-nis dok-trin]
    • /ˈfɛər nɪs ˈdɒk trɪn/

Definitions of fairness doctrine words

  • noun fairness doctrine a policy mandated by the Federal Communications Commission, requiring radio and television stations to grant equal time to a political candidate, group, etc., to present an opposing viewpoint to one already aired. 1
  • noun fairness doctrine the requirement of the Federal Communications Commission that broadcast coverage of controversial subjects should be balanced 0
  • noun fairness doctrine a rule (1949-87) of the Federal Communications Commission under which TV and radio stations must provide broadcast time for the airing of opposing views on controversial issues 0

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Origin of fairness doctrine

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

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fairness doctrine popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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