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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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. Herbert Clark Hoover:

    Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a world-wide depression all by myself.

  2. Ed Asner:

    … [ CBS ] ended up canceling The Mary Tyler Moore Show, because it got too political for them and I, in my personal life, got too political for them, it just became one of the shows to get its wings clipped by the network.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Mexican leadership has been doing serious damage to the United States by out-negotiating our representatives and political leaders.

  4. Jonathan Adler:

    The idea that men and women should be held to the same standards has been embraced by judges across the political spectrum in Title IX cases the idea that such opinions are disqualifying is absurd.

  5. Christopher Ruddy:

    There were no surprises this week, we knew North Korea was a tough nut to crack and that Michael Cohen was going to say a lot of nasty stuff. At the end of the day I don't think it changes the political climate for President Trump.

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