What does politics mean?

Definitions for politics
ˈpɒl ɪ tɪkspol·i·tics

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word politics.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. politics, political relationnoun

    social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power

    "office politics is often counterproductive"

  2. politics, political science, governmentnoun

    the study of government of states and other political units

  3. politicsnoun

    the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs

  4. politics, political sympathiesnoun

    the opinion you hold with respect to political questions

  5. politicsnoun

    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"


  1. politicsnoun

    A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.

  2. politicsnoun

    The profession of conducting political affairs.

    He made a career out of politics.

  3. politicsnoun

    One's political stands and opinions.

    Their politics are clear from the bumper stickers on their cars.

  4. politicsnoun

    Political maneuvers or diplomacy between people, groups, or organizations, especially involving power, influence or conflict.

    There's too much politics in this organization.

  5. Etymology: From the adjective politic, by analogy with Aristotle’s "τα πολιτικά" ('affairs of state').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Politicsnoun

    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

  2. Politicsnoun

    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

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. politique, Gr. (sc.). See Politic.]


  1. Politics

    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

  1. Politics

    Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. politics

    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  
  2. politics

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'politics' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1355

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'politics' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2716

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'politics' in Nouns Frequency: #632

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of politics in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of politics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of politics in a Sentence

  1. Melania Trump:

    The statement comes after Melania Trump campaign officials repeatedly denied plagiarism charges a day earlier, and downplayed the controversy over the strikingly similar passages. The similarities were noticed shortly after Melania's otherwise well-received speech, and the controversy dogged the Melania Trump campaign for much of the convention's second day. Even ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski urged his replacement, Paul Manafort, to find out who was responsible. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage In Melania Trump statement, though, McIver -- who also co-authored Melania Trump : How to Get Rich with Melania Trump -- said Melania Trump offered Melania Trump resignation to Melania Trump and his family, but they rejected it. Melania Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences, Melania Trump said. I apologize for the confusion and hysteria my mistake has caused. Even as the campaign put out the statement, Melania Trump complained on Twitter about how much attention the issue was getting from the media. The remarks came toward the beginning of Melania Trump's speech, which was otherwise distinct from the address that Michelle Obama gave when Michelle Obama husband, then-Sen. Michelle Obama, was being nominated for president. From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.

  2. Brian Karlak:

    If knowledge is power, informatics is politics. Rearranging our systems of knowledge will by necessity rearrange our systems of politics.

  3. Donald Tusk:

    This administration has allowed domestic politics to so unbelievably set the tone for the foreign policy agenda.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Trump said he sees a much younger man when he looks in the mirror. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage I would say I see a person that's 35 years old.

  5. Pope Francis:

    It's not just in politics. It is in all institutions, including in the Vatican there are cases of corruption, corruption is something that eats you inside like sugar. It's sweet, we like it, it's easy. And then we end up sick and poor. So much sugar that we either end up being diabetic or own country ends up being diabetic.

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