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Noun (plural)
/ˈpäləˌtiks/,
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politics, plural;
  1. 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
    • - the president's relationship with Congress is vital to American politics
    • - thereafter he dropped out of active politics
  2. The activities of governments concerning the political relations between countries
    • - in the conduct of global politics, economic status must be backed by military capacity
  3. The academic study of government and the state
    • - a politics lecturer
  4. Activities within an organization that are aimed at improving someone's status or position and are typically considered to be devious or divisive
    • - yet another discussion of office politics and personalities
  5. A particular set of political beliefs or principles
    • - people do not buy this newspaper purely for its politics
  6. The assumptions or principles relating to or inherent in a sphere, theory, or thing, esp. when concerned with power and status in a society
    • - the politics of gender

  1. social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power; "office politics is often counterproductive"
  2. the study of government of states and other political units
  3. the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
  4. the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
  5. 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"
  6. (political) 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"
  7. Politics (from Greek πολιτικος, [politikós]: «citizen», «civilian»), is a process by which groups of people make collective decisions. ...
  8. Politics is Sébastien Tellier's second album, released in 2004. It features prominent drumming provided by Tony Allen. The songs are sung in English, German and Spanish.
  9. Aristotle's Politics (Greek Πολιτικά) is a work of political philosophy. The declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the two works are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise, or perhaps connected lectures, dealing with the "philosophy of human ...
  10. Politics is the second of Ricky Gervais' stand-up shows. It was written and performed by the comedian Gervais. As the title suggests the show takes the political sphere as its central theme. Gervais toured the show in 2004 and it is now available on DVD.
  11. Politics is an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is part of his Essays: Second Series, published in 1844. A premier philosopher, poet and leader of American transcendentalism, he used this essay to belie his feelings on government, specifically American government. ...
  12. Politics was a journal founded and edited by Dwight Macdonald from 1944 to 1949.
  13. The practice of responding to conflict with dialogue; Set of policies relating to governmental and legal matters; Campaigning or arguing for a set of policies, or maneuvering for power; The study of disputes between rival political factions; Political affairs of life, party politics, local ...
  14. (Political) relating to government or public affairs
  15. (2.1.2.1 Political) The political objective of U.S. national strategy is to foster an international environment that is conducive to the maintenance of world peace and stability and in which the United States, its allies, and its friends can pursue their national objectives in security and ...
  16. (Political (Book Titles)) Laughing In The White House: Polly Tickle
  17. (Political) "Il Principe", "Discorso sopra il Riformare lo Stato di Firenze"; "Dell'arte della guerra", and other military works.
  18. (Political) A matchcover category whose advertisement or message mentions the current status of a political candidate or the candidacy of a potential office holder. Generally broken down into 1. Local Political (i.e. ...
  19. (Political) Bullying between countries occurs when a more powerful country such as a superpower decides to make a smaller one do its bidding. ...
  20. (Political) some use "globalization" to mean the creation of a world government, or cartels of governments (e.g. WTO, World Bank, and IMF) which regulate the relationships among governments and guarantees the rights arising from social and economic globalization. ...
  21. (political) having to do with politics, that is, with the government, control, and/or leadership of human societies and territories
  22. (political) symbouleutikos: of or for advising; often in opp. to biastikos forcible, violent.
  23. Political capital is the power and resources that are created through activities that build relationships (e.g. persuasion).
  24. (politically) people need to be free to think, and argue, and act. Surveillance chills behaviour and speech, and threatens democracy.
  25. (29. Politician) One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after?