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Definition 1: the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs - [noun denoting act]

(politics is a kind of ...) an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

(politics belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 2: the activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government - [noun denoting act]

Samples where politics or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unemployment dominated the politics of the inter-war years
  • government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics

(politics is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(politics is a kind of ...) transactions of professional or public interest

"news of current affairs" "great affairs of state"

Definition 3: the study of government of states and other political units - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for politics in the sense of this definition

(politics is a kind of ...) the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society

(... is a kind of politics ) politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations

(... is a kind of politics ) the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state

(politics belongs to category ...) the act of governing; exercising authority

"regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) one of two or more contesting groups

"the Confederate side was prepared to attack"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed

"his assassins were hunted down like animals" "assassinators of kings and emperors"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a dependable follower (especially in party politics)

"he is one of the party regulars"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party

"he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)

"the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) the government of the Soviet Union

"the Soviets said they wanted to increase trade with Europe"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)

"there were violent demonstrations against the war"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election

"the nomination was brief and to the point"

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)

Definition 4: the opinion you hold with respect to political questions - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for politics in the sense of this definition

(politics is a kind of ...) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

"my opinion differs from yours" "I am not of your persuasion" "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

Definition 5: social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where politics or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • office politics is often counterproductive

Synonyms for politics in the sense of this definition

(politics is a kind of ...) a relation between living organisms (especially between people)

(politics is the domain which ... is member of) (politics) a state of disfavor

"he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness"

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