Politics meaning

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The definition of politics are the methods and tactics used to run a government or an organization.

An example of politics is a government official who is backed by big oil companies.

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The conducting of or participation in political affairs, often as a profession.
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Factional scheming for power and status within a group.

Office politics.

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Political opinions, principles, or party connections.
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(countable) One's political stands and opinions.

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

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Political affairs.
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Political life.

Studied law with a view to going into politics; felt that politics was a worthwhile career.

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Intrigue or maneuvering within a political unit or a group in order to gain control or power.

Partisan politics is often an obstruction to good government. Office politics are often debilitating and counterproductive.

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(countable) A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
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(countable) The profession of conducting political affairs.

He made a career out of politics.

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

There's too much politics in this organization.

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Political attitudes and positions.

His politics on that issue is his own business. Your politics are clearly more liberal than mine.

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The often internally conflicting interrelationships among people in a society.
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The science and art of political government; political science.
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Political methods, tactics, etc.; sometimes, specif., crafty or unprincipled methods.
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Origin of politics

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