HyperDic: politics

English > 5 senses of the word politics:
NOUNrelationpolitics, political relationsocial relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
cognitionpolitics, political science, governmentthe study of government of states and other political units
actpoliticsthe profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
cognitionpolitics, political sympathiesthe opinion you hold with respect to political questions
actpoliticsthe activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government
politics > pronunciation
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English > politics: 5 senses > noun 1, relation
Meaningsocial relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power.
Example"office politics is often counterproductive"
Synonympolitical relation
Category ofwilderness(politics) a state of disfavor
Broadersocial relationA relation between living organisms (especially between people)
Spanishpolítica
Catalanpolítica
Nounspoliticiana person active in party politics
politiciana leader engaged in civil administration
English > politics: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe study of government of states and other political units.
Synonymspolitical science, government
Category ofSovietsThe government of the Soviet Union
assassin, assassinator, bravoA murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
boltA sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
catechismA series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
civilization, civilisationA society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
coattails effect(politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party
combinationAn alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)
conspiracy, cabalA plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
demonstration, manifestationA public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
mandateThe commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
minimalistadvocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
muckraker, mudslingerOne who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
mugwump, independent, fencesitterA neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
nominating speech, nominating address, nominationAn address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
patronage(politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
politicsThe profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
regularA dependable / dependable follower (especially in party politics)
sideOne of two or more contesting groups
turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und DrangA state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
war chestA fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
NarrowergeopoliticsThe study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state / state
realpolitik, practical politicsPolitics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
Broadersocial scienceThe branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
Spanishciencias políticas, política
Catalanciències polítiques, política, politologia
English > politics: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe profession devoted to governing and to political affairs.
Categorypolitics, political science, governmentThe study of government of states and other political units
BroaderprofessionAn occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
Spanishpolítica
Catalanpolítica
Adjectivespoliticalof or relating to the profession of governing
Nounspoliticiana person active in party politics
politiciana leader engaged in civil administration
English > politics: 5 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe opinion you hold with respect to political questions.
Synonympolitical sympathies
Broaderopinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thoughtA personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
Spanishsimpatía política
Catalansimpatia política
Adjectivespoliticalof or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
English > politics: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government.
Examples
  • "unemployment dominated the politics of the inter-war years"
  • "government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics"
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
affairstransactions of professional or public interest
Spanishpolítica
Catalanpolitica, política

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