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Political propaganda, especially favoring communism and disseminated through literature, drama, art, or music: "It also is a conspiracy movie, agitprop against today's targets, big government and big business" (George F. Will).

[Russian, short for otdel agitatsii i propagandy, incitement and propaganda section (of the central and local committees of the Russian Communist party); name changed in 1934.]
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature
b. (as modifier): agitprop theatre.
[C20: short for Russian Agitpropbyuro, from agit(atsiya) agitation + prop(aganda) propaganda]
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(ˈædʒ ɪtˌprɒp)

1. agitation and propaganda, esp. for the cause of communism.
2. of or pertaining to agitprop.
[1930–35; < Russian Agitpróp, orig. for Agitatsiónno-propagandístskiĭ otdél]
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Noun1.agitprop - political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinemaagitprop - political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinema
propaganda - information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
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[ˈædʒɪtˌprɒp] Npropaganda f política (esp de izquierdas)
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agit-prop [ˈædʒɪtprɒp] nagit-prop f inv
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