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politics

noun 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 read 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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