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"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 affects local employment rates.
politically
adverb [not gradable] us   /pəˈlɪt̬·ɪ·kli/
politics & government They encourage young people to become more politically active.
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"political" in British English

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politicaladjective

uk   /pəˈlɪt.ɪ.kəl/ us   /pəˈlɪt̬.ə.kəl/
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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adverb uk   /pəˈlɪt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us   /pəˈlɪt̬.ə.kəl.i/

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C1 to be politically naive
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"political" in Business English

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politicaladjective

uk   /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/ us  
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS relating to politics: The financial crisis 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 keeping power 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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