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politics

pol·i·tics

politics

 
 
pronunciation:
pa lih tIks
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. or pl. verb) the art, science, or study of governmental structures and methods.
Working as a page in the Senate taught her a good deal about politics.
definition 2: such structures and methods, or the practice of governing or seeking governmental office.
He'd been in politics for many years, first as a mayor and later as a governor, before running for president.
similar words:
state
definition 3: principles or ideology in regard to the management of government.
definition 4: the use of strategic maneuvering within a group to obtain power or control.
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broader category that includes politics
some actions associated with politics
some activities associated with politics
some activities negatively associated with politics
some descriptions of politics
some groups associated with politics
some kinds of politics
some people associated with politics
some places associated with politics
Word Parts
The word politics contains the following parts:
pol, polit, polis Greek root that means city, citizen
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology