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noun politics pronunciation in British English /ˈpɒlətɪks/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the ideas and activities involved in getting power in a country or over a particular area of the world
    Many people feel that their interests are not represented by mainstream politics.
    Let’s not talk about politics now.
    She’s heavily involved in local politics.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the profession of being a politician
    go into/enter politics: He entered politics at the age of 21.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the ideas and activities used by people within a particular group to try to get power
    Now that I’m self-employed, I don’t have to worry about office politics.
  4. 4
    [plural] your politics are your beliefs and attitudes about how government should work
    Her politics became more conservative as she grew older.
  5. 5
    [uncountable] the study of how people gain and use political power
    a degree in politics
  6. 6
    [uncountable] the use by someone of particular ideas to try to get what they want
    politics of: The party is trying to exploit the politics of class envy.



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