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politics

noun     /ˈpɒlətɪks/
[U] POLITICS, GOVERNMENT the activities of the government, members of law-making organizations, or people who try to influence the way a country is governed: It seems that most people have very little interest in politics. These proposals will help shape the politics of the country for years to come. local/national/domestic politics
[U] POLITICS, GOVERNMENT the fact of being involved in political activities and getting political power: The group is campaigning to get more women into politics. He is planning to retire from politics next year.
[usually plural] WORKPLACE activities that are related to getting or keeping power within a particular company, organization, etc.: company/office/workplace politics Don't be seen as a troublemaker and avoid company politics.
[plural] a person's political opinions: His politics are generally considered to be right of centre.
[U] POLITICS the study of political systems and power, for example at a college or university : a degree in politics
(Definition of politics noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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