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ag·it·prop

 (ăj′ĭt-prŏp′)
n.
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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agitprop

(ˈædʒɪtˌprɒp)
n
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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ag•it•prop

(ˈædʒ ɪtˌprɒp)

n.
1. agitation and propaganda, esp. for the cause of communism.
adj.
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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agitprop

[ˈædʒɪtˌprɒp] Npropaganda f política (esp de izquierdas)
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agitprop

agit-prop [ˈædʒɪtprɒp] nagit-prop f inv
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The popularity of estrada, he argues, demonstrates that Soviet audiences responded to sentimental lyricism, romance, and affect far more than they did to agitational propaganda.
Extant archival materials indicate that by the late 1920s he had written several compositions for full orchestra; a Chamber Symphony; a Violin Concerto; much chamber music for various groups of instruments; sonatas for violin and piano, viola and piano, and piano solo; many piano miniature pieces; art songs; and utilitarian songs of the "agitational propaganda" type that extolled the 1917 Revolution and praised the virtues of the proletariat.