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policymaking the creation and modification of policy, esp. that which guides a government's actions.
polio poliomyelitis.
poliomyelitis a viral disease that strikes mainly in infancy and can cause paralysis, muscular atrophy, deformities, and damage to the nervous system; infantile paralysis; polio.
poliovirus any of three strains of enterovirus that causes poliomyelitis.
Polish of or pertaining to Poland or its people, culture, language, or the like. [2 definitions]
polish to give a sleek surface to, esp. by buffing. [7 definitions]
polished sleek and glossy, either from buffing or from natural causes. [2 definitions]
polish off (informal) to complete or get rid of.
politburo a Communist party's most powerful committee. [2 definitions]
polite demonstrating good manners or thoughtfulness; well-trained in deportment; courteous. [2 definitions]
politesse cultured manners; politeness.
politic political. [4 definitions]
political of, relating to, or concerned with the theory or practice of politics. [3 definitions]
political action committee an independent political organization that seeks to promote the cause of a particular interest group, usu. through fundraising and campaigning to elect candidates who support the group's views.
political economy a social science dealing with the relationships among economic processes, political policies, and social institutions.
political primary in U.S. politics, a preliminary election in which members of each party vote for candidates to represent the party in the general election.
political science a social science dealing with politics, political institutions, and the principles and methods of government.
politician a person engaged in party politics. [3 definitions]
politicize to interpret in a political way; make political.
politicking political activity, esp. campaigning before an election.
politico a person involved in politics; politician.