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Noun: politics  pó-li-tiks
  1. Social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
    "office politics is often counterproductive";
    - political relation
  2. (government) the study of government of states and other political units
    - political science, government
  3. The profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
  4. The opinion you hold with respect to political questions
    - political sympathies
  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"

Derived forms: politicses

Type of: activity, affairs, opinion, persuasion, profession, sentiment, social relation, social science, thought, view

Encyclopedia: Politics, Religion and Ideology