Definitions for politics
ˈpɒl ɪ tɪkspol·i·tics
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word politics.
politics, political relationnoun
social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
"office politics is often counterproductive"
politics, political science, governmentnoun
the study of government of states and other political units
the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
politics, political sympathiesnoun
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.
Etymology: From the adjective politic, by analogy with Aristotle’s "τα πολιτικά" ('affairs of state').
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.
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
Etymology: [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".
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
A person, group and team of people with the specific and accurate roles, responsibilities, soul agreements, ability, empathy, experience, knowledge, skills, awareness, passion, determination and education who focus positively on cocreating in order of priority of optimum health, human rights, right to life, democracy, socialism, socialist policies, civil rights, just, fair, ethical and moral society, redistribution of wealth and resources to guarantee shared prosperity for all, stability, socialist unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, the fasttrack cocreation of public housing on public land using nationalized construction organizations and public service local construction teams, right to free education, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, cocreation of an equal and identical pay for all system and a universal living income system, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal redistribution of wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances
Politics is beautiful, empowering, motivating and inspiring for all on planet earth to create the world we all choose from our hearts in unity.
Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020
The structures and systems created to elect, form, manage, direct and run a form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government.
Politics is progressing to ensure we all have optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity for all.
Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'politics' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1355
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'politics' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2716
Rank popularity for the word 'politics' in Nouns Frequency: #632
The numerical value of politics in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of politics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The idea that sport and politics do not mix is ridiculous. It’s like a child repeating, I am not afraid, I am not afraid, I am not afraid. If you keep repeating something, it’s not because you believe it but because you want to convince yourself it is true.”
Politics makes strange postmasters.
In politics, the inclination is to be cautious about what you say, but I think sometimes just keeping it real is what you need from a leader. And Mandela... definitely keeps it real.
I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60 percent of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning.
I would just like to say,' Don, it's Dave. Remember me ? I want to talk to Donald Trump.' Because I now don't know which is the real Donald Trump, and if the Donald Trump that I was talking to [ back then ] was the real Donald Trump, how do you get to be the guy Donald Trump is now ? politics notwithstanding -- let's just say everything is great and he's done a great job, but he still behaves the way he behaves -- who behaves like that ?!
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Translations for politics
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- siyasət, politikaAzerbaijani
- políticaCatalan, Valencian
- سیاست, پلیتیکPersian
- sluagh-iùlScottish Gaelic
- politikHaitian Creole
- политика, саясатKazakh
- politikkiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 정치, 政治Korean
- саясат, политикаKyrgyz
- улс төрMongolian
- политикæOssetian, Ossetic
- سياستPashto, Pushto
- политика, politikaSerbo-Croatian
- රාජනීතියSinhala, Sinhalese
- politika, syýasatTurkmen
- politika, siyasetTurkish
- سىياسەتUyghur, Uighur
- سیاست, راجنیتیUrdu
- politika, siyosatUzbek
- chính trị, 政治Vietnamese
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