What does political mean?

Definitions for political
pəˈlɪt ɪ kəlpo·lit·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. political(adj)

    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"

  2. political(adj)

    of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power

    "political opinions"

  3. political(adj)

    of or relating to the profession of governing

    "political career"

Wiktionary

  1. political(Noun)

    A political agent or officer.

    Etymology: From politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

  2. political(Noun)

    a publication centred around politics

    Etymology: From politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

  3. political(Adjective)

    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

    Etymology: From politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

  4. political(Adjective)

    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

    Etymology: From politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

  5. political(Adjective)

    motivated, especially inappropriately, by political (electoral or other party political) calculation

    Etymology: From politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

  6. political(Adjective)

    of or relating to views about social relationships that involve power or authority

    Etymology: From politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Political(adj)

    having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration

  2. Political(adj)

    of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics; relating to affairs of state or administration; as, a political writer

  3. Political(adj)

    of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state; as, his political relations were with the Whigs

  4. Political(adj)

    politic; wise; also, artful

Freebase

  1. Political

    "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".

Editors Contribution

  1. political

    Of or relating to politics.

    The political structures and systems were simple and easy to follow.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'political' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #268

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'political' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1049

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'political' in Adjectives Frequency: #22

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How to say political in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of political in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of political in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of political in a Sentence

  1. House Speaker John Boehner:

    We live in an imperfect political system.

  2. Christopher Ojeda:

    The reason for this is that parent-child communication is a vehicle for delivering information, but it does not always deliver agreement, as we all know, political discussions can sometimes lead to consensus and they can sometimes lead to conflict.

  3. Michael Sonnenshein:

    There's a lot of momentum and interest in investing in digital currencies particularly in the face of uncertainty, the pandemic, political tensions, and the amount of stimulus being pumped into the global economy.

  4. Cristi Danilet:

    They say their political opponents are controlling the judiciary, or that prosecutors are controlling judges, and now that secret services are controlling prosecutors.

  5. Jared Kushner:

    Peace can only be achieved if it comes with a pathway for people to improve their lives, that is why agreeing on an economic pathway forward is a necessary precondition to resolving what is a previously unsolvable political situation.

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