Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “politics”

politics

noun
 
 
/ˈpɒlətɪks/
ACTIVITIES [U] B1 ideas and activities relating to how a country or area is governed: He has little interest in local politics.Politics
JOB [U] B1 a job in politics: She's planning to retire from politics next year.Politics
sb's politics [plural] someone's opinions about how a country or area should be governed: I don't know what his politics are, but he strongly disagreed with the decision.PoliticsOpinions, beliefs and points of view
RELATIONSHIPS [plural] the relationships in a group that allow particular people to have power over others: I try not to get involved in office politics.Power to controlSituations and circumstances
(Definition of politics from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “politics”

Definitions of “politics” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

debut

the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More