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- noun A form of art that depicts objects or scenes from everyday life and employs techniques of commercial art and popular illustration.
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- noun art A
genreof artthat uses elements of popular culture; often uses techniques from commercialart and advertising
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- noun a school of art that emerged in the United Kingdom in the 1950s and became prevalent in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1960s; it imitated the techniques of commercial art (as the soup cans of Andy Warhol) and the styles of popular culture and the mass media
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By extension, from op art and abbreviation of popular.
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