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politics definition

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This page has 6 definitions of politics in English. Politics is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use politics in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: polítics

English

Etymology

From the adjective politic, by analogy with Aristotle’s τα πολιτικά (ta politiká, affairs of state).

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Noun

politics (countable and uncountable, plural politics)

  1. (countable) A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
    • 1996, Jan Jindy Pettman, Worlding Women: A feminist international politics, pages ix-x:
      There are by now many feminisms (Tong, 1989; Humm, 1992). [...] They are in shifting alliance or contest with postmodern critiques, which at times seem to threaten the very category 'women' and its possibilities for a feminist politics.
  2. (countable) The profession of conducting political affairs.
    He made a career out of politics.
  3. (in the plural) One's political stands and opinions.
    Their politics are clear from the bumper stickers on their cars.
  4. (uncountable) Political maneuvers or diplomacy between people, groups, or organizations, especially involving power, influence or conflict.
  5. (in the singular, fandom slang) Real-world beliefs and social issues irrelevant to the topic at hand.
    We're trying to talk about comic books, don't mention politics.

Verb

politics

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of politic

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