What does political mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. politicaladjective

    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. politicaladjective

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

    "political opinions"

  3. politicaladjective

    of or relating to the profession of governing

    "political career"

Wiktionary

  1. politicalnoun

    A political agent or officer.

  2. politicalnoun

    a publication centred around politics

  3. politicaladjective

    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

  4. politicaladjective

    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

  5. politicaladjective

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

  6. politicaladjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Politicaladjective

    Etymology: πολιτιϰὸς.

    More true political wisdom may be learned from this single book of proverbs, than from a thousand Niccolo Machiavelli. John Rogers.

Wikipedia

  1. Political

    Politics (from Greek: Πολιτικά, politiká, 'affairs of the cities') is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations among individuals, such as the distribution of resources or status. The branch of social science that studies politics and government is referred to as political science. It may be used positively in the context of a "political solution" which is compromising and nonviolent, or descriptively as "the art or science of government", but also often carries a negative connotation. The concept has been defined in various ways, and different approaches have fundamentally differing views on whether it should be used extensively or limitedly, empirically or normatively, and on whether conflict or co-operation is more essential to it. A variety of methods are deployed in politics, which include promoting one's own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising internal and external 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 the international level. In modern nation states, people often form political parties to represent their ideas. Members of a party often agree to take the same position on many issues and agree to support the same changes to law and the same leaders. An election is usually a competition between different parties. A political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a society. The history of political thought can be traced back to early antiquity, with seminal works such as Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics in the West, and Confucius's political manuscripts and Chanakya's Arthashastra in the non-Western cultures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Politicaladjective

    having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration

  2. Politicaladjective

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

  3. Politicaladjective

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

  4. Politicaladjective

    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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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. Irving Layton:

    Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon.

  2. Mohamed Ibn Chambas:

    The challenge is to have the political will to agree and come to an understanding.

  3. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury:

    For a peaceful political solution, the BNP must stop violence and killing, amid non-stop violence, a dialogue cannot be held.

  4. Gerry Carroll:

    We hear constantly about the 'two communities' in our society. But rarely in political discourse do we hear about the rich and the poor communities, people are looking at the current situation and are fed up.

  5. Jon Gould:

    It's really difficult to know. If you ever were to ask one of the Supreme Court justices whether this has any influence in any way, the answer is going to be no, at the same time, we think we have circumstantial evidence that several justices take into account the political climate, the political consequences of their decisions.

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