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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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