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"politics" in British English

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politicsnoun

uk   /ˈpɒl.ə.tɪks/ us   /ˈpɑː.lə.tɪks/
B1 [U] the activities of the government, members of law-making organizations, or people who try to influence the way a country is governed: Joe is very active in left-wing politics.
[U] the job of holding a position of power in the government: The group is campaigning to get more women into politics. He is planning to retire from politics next year.
[U] the study of the ways in which a country is governed: She studied politics at Leicester University.
sb's politics
someone's opinions about how a country should be governed: Her politics have become more liberal over the past few years.
[plural] the relationships within a group or organization that allow particular people to have power over others: I don't like to get involved in office politics.

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(Definition of politics from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"politics" in American English

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politicsnoun

us   /ˈpɑl·əˌtɪks/
politics & government the activities of the government, politicians, or political parties, or the study of these activities: [U] She got involved in local politics.
politics & government A person’s politics are that person's opinions about how a country should be governed: [pl] His politics are becoming increasingly liberal.
politics & government Politics are also the activities of people who are trying to obtain an advantage within a group or organization: [pl] I don’t like to get involved in office politics.
(Definition of politics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"politics" in Business English

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politicsnoun

uk   /ˈpɒlətɪks/ us  
[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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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