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POLITICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does political mean? 

POLITICAL (adjective)
  The adjective POLITICAL has 3 senses:

1. involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
2. of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
3. of or relating to the profession of governing

  Familiarity information: POLITICAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLITICAL (adjective)


Sense 1political [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians

Context examples:

calling a meeting is a political act in itself / political pressure / a political machine / political office / political policy

Similar:

governmental (dealing with the affairs or structure of government or politics or the state)

policy-making (concerned with policy, not administration)

semipolitical (political in some (but not all) aspects)

Antonym:

nonpolitical (not political)


Sense 2political [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

political opinions

Pertainym:

politics (the opinion you hold with respect to political questions)


Sense 3political [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the profession of governing

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

political career

Pertainym:

politics (the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs)


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