politics: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pol'i-tiks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
- the science or art of political government.
- the practice or profession of conducting political affairs.
- political affairs: The advocated reforms have become embroiled in politics.
- political methods or maneuvers: We could not approve of his politics in winning passage of the bill.
- political principles or opinions: Weavoided discussion of religion and politics. His politics are his own affair.
- use of intrigue or strategy in obtaining any position of power or control, as in business, university, etc.
- (cap., italics) a treatise (4th centuryb.c.) by Aristotle, dealing with the structure, organization, and administration of the state, esp. the city-state as known in ancient Greece.
- to engage in political intrigue, take advantage of a political situation or issue, resort to partisan politics, etc.; exploit a political system or political relationships.
- to deal with people in an opportunistic, manipulative, or devious way, as for job advancement.
- politics (Thesaurus)