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Meaning of “politics” in the English Dictionary

"politics" in British English

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politicsnoun

uk   /ˈpɒl.ɪ.tɪks/  us   /ˈpɑː.lə-/
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 ​allowparticularpeople 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 ​politicalparties, 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 ​becomingincreasinglyliberal. 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   us   /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 ​helpshape the politics of the country for ​years to come. local/​national/​domestic politics
[U] POLITICS, GOVERNMENT the fact of being involved in ​politicalactivities and getting ​politicalpower: 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 ​keepingpower within a particular ​company, ​organization, etc.: company/office/workplace politics Don't be seen as a troublemaker and ​avoidcompany politics.
[plural] a person's ​politicalopinions: His politics are generally considered to be ​right of ​centre.
[U] POLITICS the ​study of ​politicalsystems 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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