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 relation(noun)

    social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power

    "office politics is often counterproductive"

  2. politics, political science, government(noun)

    the study of government of states and other political units

  3. politics(noun)

    the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs

  4. politics, political sympathies(noun)

    the opinion you hold with respect to political questions

  5. politics(noun)

    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. politics(Noun)

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

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

  2. politics(Noun)

    The profession of conducting political affairs.

    He made a career out of politics.

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

  3. politics(Noun)

    One's political stands and opinions.

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

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

  4. politics(Noun)

    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').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Politics(noun)

    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

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

  2. Politics(noun)

    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.]


  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, civil rights, just, fair, ethical and moral society, redistribution of income, wealth and resources to guarantee shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, social housing building projects, affordable housing building projects, right to education, right to parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, 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. Ryan Wiggins:

    I think it's interesting that Ted Cruz would harm someone that is trying to help the party right now, politics is playing a long game, and that's a very, very shortsighted view of a long game.

  2. Chirantan Barua:

    The politics in the UK is getting messier at the same time when bank CEOs are being pressurised by investors to improve returns. In this environment...we see HSBC and Standard Chartered taking flight.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Still, the billionaire businessman is showing more flexibility on his campaign agenda now that he’s got the nomination practically wrapped up. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Donald Trump also suggested Donald Trump’s now open to increasing the minimum wage, after indicating early in the election cycle that such a move would slow the economy. I am looking at it, i haven't decided in terms of numbers. But I think people have to get more. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton both are calling for the federal minimum wage to be increased to $ 15 an hour -- in their battle to win over the middle-class vote amid similar promises to narrow the country's economic divide.

  4. Fred Santos:

    My concern was that politics might interfere with justice in the legal system.

  5. Douglas Alexander:

    The principle fuel in UKIP's tank is more anti-politics than anti-Europeanism, There's a deep anger in the way that the country's run and who it's run for and people feel shut out of the economy and ignored by politics. .

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