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.

ChatGPT

  1. political

    Political refers to anything related to government, public affairs, or the activities associated with the governance of a country or area. This may include policy-making, political ideologies, relationships between countries, or the behavior and practices of politicians. It can also refer to a person's or organization's alignment with certain political views or beliefs.

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

Wikidata

  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. Chuck Grassley:

    I'm not making a judgment about the culpability of somebody that was involved in this. The information we're after. But I do believe because of the great historical significance of this invasion of the home, that we need total transparency. And I believe particularly Director Wray of the FBI needs to make very clear that he understands, and I know to some extent he understands because I had whistleblowers tell me about the political bias that some people that are high up making decisions to investigate or not investigate. And he moved that person out of it. So he knows he has a problem. How big the problem is, I don't really know how big it is.

  2. Rick Perry:

    It is time for the president and Congress to secure our border, followed by meaningful reforms. There is no more time for political grandstanding.

  3. Ben Tribbett:

    It has all been about political power. We don't have the principles we think we have.

  4. Eugène Ionesco:

    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

  5. Kevin McCarthy:

    I did not intend to imply in any way that the work (of the Benghazi Committee) was political.

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