Definition of gatekeeping in English:

gatekeeping

noun

  • 1The activity of controlling, and usually limiting, general access to something.

    ‘Wal-Mart's cultural gatekeeping has served to narrow the mainstream for entertainment offerings’
    • ‘And that's where the old rules of gatekeeping apply.’
    • ‘This does not address matters of gatekeeping (resource allocation), which probably should be dealt with away from the consultation.’
    • ‘In the information age of the future, the notion of gatekeeping - weeding out irrelevant information in favor of pertinent information - will become ever more important in newspaper editing.’
    • ‘Although physicians are gatekeepers to almost all medical resources, their role in managing referral to specialists has been the most controversial aspect of gatekeeping.’
    • ‘Basic concepts such as news values and gatekeeping are referred to only tangentially.’
    • ‘Up to now primary care has had little if any gatekeeping role, and it is generally accepted that up to 80% of attendances could be dealt with in primary care.’
    • ‘Once under control, once an editor has defined his own goals for the journal, enthusiastic gatekeeping is a valuable trait that helps further refine the direction of the field.’
    • ‘He provides a good review of theories of the press, such as gatekeeping, social responsibility and agenda-setting.’
    • ‘It was all about gatekeeping not philosophy.’
    • ‘Additional recruitment strategies in the present study, however, addressed the potential issue of maternal gatekeeping.’
    • ‘In a society with high demands gatekeeping requires basic skills in clinical diagnosis.’
    • ‘That voice of reason has a lot of bile in it, and it is the voice associated with gatekeeping.’
    • ‘Primary care gatekeeping is less controversial in Britain than in America.’
    • ‘The company's cultural gatekeeping offends many people who see it as insulting and threatening to their choice of available entertainment.’
    • ‘His days and the days of his unconstitutional gatekeeping are numbered, and he will soon pass into history like the ideological dinosaur he is.’
    • ‘There were issues of gatekeeping that sometimes extend to personnel within the schools targeted for study.’
    • ‘Over the past decades, research into gatekeeping has produced a wide body of literature that examined different aspects of this news selection mechanism.’
    • ‘If doctors are to have a role in gatekeeping or advising patients about complementary and alternative medicine they need some familiarisation with this type of medicine.’
    • ‘Resisting such gatekeeping may sometimes mean disrupting the cloak of collegiality that veils our everyday practices.’
    • ‘This explanation implies a process of maternal gatekeeping.’
  • 2Computing
    A function or system that controls access or operations to files, computers, networks, or the like.

    [as modifier] ‘a gatekeeping mechanism that allows reads under some circumstances and blocks them under others’

Pronunciation:

gatekeeping

/ˈɡātˌkēpiNG/