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POLITICS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does politics mean? 

POLITICS (noun)
  The noun POLITICS has 4 senses:

1. social relations involving authority or power
2. the study of government of states and other political units
3. the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
4. the opinion you hold with respect to political questions

  Familiarity information: POLITICS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLITICS (noun)


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Meaning:

Social relations involving authority or power

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

political relation; politics

Hypernyms ("politics" is a kind of...):

social relation (a relation between living organisms (especially between people))

Domain member category:

wilderness ((politics) a state of disfavor)


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Meaning:

The study of government of states and other political units

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

political science; politics; government

Hypernyms ("politics" is a kind of...):

social science (the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society)

Domain category:

governance; governing; government; government activity (the act of governing; exercising authority)

Domain member category:

assassin; assassinator; bravo (a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a treacherous surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed)

muckraker; mudslinger (one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage))

fencesitter; independent; mugwump (a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics))

regular (a dependable follower (especially in party politics))

coattails effect ((politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same party)

war chest (a fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign))

Sturm und Drang; turbulence; upheaval (a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally))

minimalist (advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics))

terrorist (characteristic of someone who employs terrorism (especially as a political weapon))

side (one of two or more contesting groups)

civilisation; civilization (a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations))

Soviets (the government of the Soviet Union)

bolt (a sudden abandonment (as from a political party))

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

mandate (the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory)

patronage ((politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support)

demonstration; manifestation (a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature))

cabal; conspiracy (a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot))

catechism (a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views)

nominating address; nominating speech; nomination (an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election)

combination (an 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))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "politics"):

geopolitics (the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state)

practical politics; realpolitik (politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations)


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Meaning:

The profession devoted to governing and to political affairs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("politics" is a kind of...):

profession (an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences))

Domain category:

government; political science; politics (the study of government of states and other political units)


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Meaning:

The opinion you hold with respect to political questions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

political sympathies; politics

Hypernyms ("politics" is a kind of...):

opinion; persuasion; sentiment; thought; view (a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty)


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