Politics definition

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Factional scheming for power and status within a group.

Office politics.

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The conducting of or participation in political affairs, often as a profession.
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The art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.
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Political opinions, principles, or party connections.
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The science and art of political government; political science.
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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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The methods or tactics involved in managing a state or government.

The politics of the former regime were rejected by the new government leadership. If the politics of the conservative government now borders on the repressive, what can be expected when the economy falters?

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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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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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Political science.
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The activities or affairs engaged in by a government, politician, or political party.
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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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Political life.

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

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(countable) A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
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The often internally conflicting interrelationships among people in a society.
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(countable) The profession of conducting political affairs.

He made a career out of politics.

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Political affairs.
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Political methods, tactics, etc.; sometimes, specif., crafty or unprincipled methods.
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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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Origin of politics

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

    From Wiktionary