Aesop

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Aesop (ˈiːsɒp)
 
n
?620--564 bc, Greek author of fables in which animals are given human characters and used to satirize human failings
 
Ae'sopian
 
adj
 
Ae'sopic
 
adj

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Aesop
Gk. Aisopos, semi-legendary 6c. B.C.E. fablist. Aesopic is attested from 1927 in ref. to Soviet literary censorship: it refers to an obscure or ambiguous writing, often allegorical, which disguises dissent. The term (Rus. ezopovskii, 1875) arose under the Tsars and the style was used by Russian communists.
Once they took power the word was applied by them as a charge against their own dissidents.
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AESOP definition


An Evolutionary System for On-line Programming

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
AESOP
Airborne Experiment to Study Ozone Production
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