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political

adjective uk   /pəˈlɪt.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈlɪt̬.ə-/
B1 relating to politics: political leaders There are two 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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politically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
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C1 to be politically naive
Translations of “political”
in Korean 정치의…
in Arabic سياسي…
in Portuguese político…
in Catalan polític…
in Japanese 政治的な, 政治の…
in Italian politico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 政治的…
in Russian политический…
in Turkish siyasî, siyasal, poltikayla ilgili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 政治的…
in Polish polityczny…
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