What does politics mean?

Definitions for politics
ˈpɒl ɪ tɪkspol·i·tics

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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"

Wiktionary

  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').

Wikipedia

  1. Politics

    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. politics

    Politics refers to the activities, actions, and policies involved in governing a state or nation, including decision-making, conflict resolution, the distribution of power and resources, and the formation and implementation of laws and regulations. It encompasses the interactions and relationships between individuals, groups, institutions, and governments aimed at achieving and exercising power and influence over societal affairs and public policy. Politics also involves the articulation and representation of different interests, ideologies, and values through political parties, campaigns, elections, and other means of political participation.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. politicsnoun

    1.) Representation of a dialectal speech from a distance equal to the community understanding the alteration of translation that cycles per second. 2.) the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, esp. the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.

    Politics is something used to gain power in a community, city, state, or country.

    Etymology: Control


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 6, 2024  


  2. 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  


  3. 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

Anagrams for politics »

  1. psilotic

  2. colpitis

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Numerology

  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. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

  2. Don Henley:

    I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I was able to be part of that here, and yet I could n’t translate it the way I wanted to in our politics in Washington.

  4. Alan Schroeder:

    The 1960 debates are the turning point from retail politics -- glad handing and meeting everyone face to face -- to the politics of mass media.

  5. Chaturon Chaisaeng:

    He persuaded his sister to come into politics and become the prime minister without much preparation, and now she faces a very serious situation.

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