Definitions for politicsˈpɒl ɪ tɪks
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politics, political relation(noun)
social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
"office politics is often counterproductive"
politics, political science, government(noun)
the study of government of states and other political units
the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
politics, political sympathies(noun)
the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
the activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government
"unemployment dominated the politics of the inter-war years"; "government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics"
A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
The profession of conducting political affairs.
He made a career out of politics.
One's political stands and opinions.
Their politics are clear from the bumper stickers on their cars.
Political maneuvers or diplomacy between people, groups, or organizations, especially involving power, influence or conflict.
There's too much politics in this organization.
Origin: From the adjective politic, by analogy with Aristotle’s "τα πολιτικά" ('affairs of state').
the science of government; that part of ethics which has to do with the regulation and government of a nation or state, the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity, the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals
the management of a political party; the conduct and contests of parties with reference to political measures or the administration of public affairs; the advancement of candidates to office; in a bad sense, artful or dishonest management to secure the success of political candidates or parties; political trickery
Origin: [Cf. F. politique, Gr. (sc.). See Politic.]
Politics is the art or science of influencing other people on a civic or individual level. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state. A variety of methods is employed in politics, which include promoting its own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising force, including warfare against adversaries. Politics is exercised on a wide range of social levels, from clans and tribes of traditional societies, through modern local governments, companies and institutions up to sovereign states, to international level. A political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a given society. History of political thought can be traced back to early antiquity, with seminal works such as Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Politics and opus of Confucius. Modern political discourse focuses on democracy and the relationship between people and politics. It is thought of as the way we "choose government officials and make decisions about public policy".
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Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
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Rank popularity for the word 'politics' in Nouns Frequency: #632
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- politika, siyasətAzerbaijani
- políticaCatalan, Valencian
- سیاست, پلیتیکPersian
- sluagh-iùlScottish Gaelic
- politikHaitian Creole
- саясат, политикаKazakh
- politikkiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 정치, 政治Korean
- политика, саясатKyrgyz
- улс төрMongolian
- политикæOssetian, Ossetic
- سياستPashto, Pushto
- politika, политикаSerbo-Croatian
- රාජනීතියSinhala, Sinhalese
- syýasat, politikaTurkmen
- siyaset, politikaTurkish
- سىياسەتUyghur, Uighur
- راجنیتی, سیاستUrdu
- politika, siyosatUzbek
- chính trị, 政治Vietnamese
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