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Meaning of “political” in the English Dictionary

"political" in British English

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politicaladjective

uk   /pəˈlɪt.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈlɪt̬.ə-/
B1 relating to ​politics: political ​leaders There are two ​major political ​parties in the US - the Democratic Party and the ​Republican Party. Education is back at the ​top of the political agenda (= the ​matters that the ​government is ​considering).

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politically
adverb uk   us   /-i/

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C1 to be politically ​naive
(Definition of political from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"political" in American English

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politicaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /pəˈlɪt̬·ɪ·kəl/
politics & government relating to ​politics: political ​parties a political ​speech Free ​trade is an ​ongoing political ​issue because it ​affectslocalemploymentrates.
politically
adverb [not gradable]  us   /pəˈlɪt̬·ɪ·kli/
politics & government They ​encourageyoungpeople to ​become more politically ​active.
(Definition of political from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"political" in Business English

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politicaladjective

uk   us   /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS relating to ​politics: The ​financialcrisis will ​determine the new government's political ​agenda for the next few ​years. She became a ​candidate for the ​leadership of a ​major political ​party. There the ​unions still ​hold enormous political ​power and ​represent the ​majority of the ​population.
WORKPLACE relating to getting or ​keepingpower within a particular ​company, ​organization, etc.: The ​move by the ​CEO was regarded by the ​majority of the ​management as being purely political. It was a political decision, taken in ​order to cling on to ​power.
politically
adverb
The ​information was ​judged to be politically ​sensitive and was not ​published.
(Definition of political from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “political”
in Arabic سياسي…
in Korean 정치의…
in Portuguese político…
in Catalan polític…
in Japanese 政治的な, 政治の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 政治的…
in Turkish siyasî, siyasal, poltikayla ilgili…
in Russian политический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 政治的…
in Italian politico…
in Polish polityczny…
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