Big Brother

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General English

Media Studies

  • a trade name for a reality television show format, in which a group of ordinary people are put together in a house and their behaviour monitored continuously by television cameras
  • noun a concept in George Orwell’s novel 1984, describing an authoritarian government which ‘watches’ every move of its citizens, intercepts their communications etc and monitors them for any signs of unrest or non-conformity
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