Definitions for politicalpəˈlɪt ɪ kəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
po•lit•i•calpəˈlɪt ɪ kəl(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or concerned with politics.
exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.:
a political party.
of, pertaining to, or involving the state or its government.
having a definite policy or system of government.
of or pertaining to citizens:
Origin of political:
1545–55; < L polītic(us) civic (see politic ) + -al1
involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
"calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman; "political pressure"; "a political machine"; "political office"; "political policy"
of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
of or relating to the profession of governing
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
political(adjective)əˈlɪt ɪ kəl
relating to or involved in politics
a political party; political studies; a political career
A political agent or officer.
a publication centred around politics
concerning or relating to politics, the art and process of governing
Political principles are rarely absolute, as political logic holds an imperfect result by compromise is better than a theoretically perfect abstention from the political process in the opposition
concerning a polity or its administrative components
Good political staff is hard to find, they may neither be ambitious and corrupted by power nor tempted by private sector careers
motivated, especially inappropriately, by political (electoral or other party political) calculation
of or relating to views about social relationships that involve power or authority
Origin: From politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'
having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration
of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics; relating to affairs of state or administration; as, a political writer
of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state; as, his political relations were with the Whigs
politic; wise; also, artful
"Political" is song by Spirit of the West. One of the band's most famous songs, it originally appeared on the 1988 album Labour Day. The song was written by John Mann. Despite the band's reputation for writing politically-themed songs, "Political" is in fact about the end of a personal romantic relationship. The verses detail the friction that led to the couple's breakup, and the chorus confirms that "Everything, every little thing, every little thing/With you and me had to be so political." Although the song was not a mainstream chart breakthrough for the band, it garnered them significant airplay on CBC Radio, CFNY and campus radio stations throughout Canada. This expansion of the band's audience led to a major label deal with Warner Music Canada, who released the band's next studio album, Save This House, in 1990. On 1991's Go Figure, Spirit of the West's first rock album, the band recorded a new rendition of the song. Although the lyrics remained identical, the melody was moderately different and the instrumentation was more electric and rhythm-heavy. The 1991 version was released as a CD single, with the B-sides "Home for a Rest", "Sad But True" and "Again and Again and Again".
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Rank popularity for the word 'political' in Adjectives Frequency: #22
Translations for political
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of, or concerning, politics
for political reasons; political studies.
- políticoPortuguese (BR)
- politički, državniCroatian
- stjórnmálalegur, pólítískurIcelandic
- politisks; politikas-Latvian
- politik, siyasîTurkish
- 政治的Chinese (Trad.)
- thuộc chính trịVietnamese
- 政治的Chinese (Simp.)
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