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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Most common English words: etc. « broke « waiting « #773: political » reading » German » seven

Etymology

From Latin politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/, SAMPA: /p@"lItIk@l/
  •  Audio (US)help, file
  • Hyphenation: pol‧it‧i‧cal

Adjective

political (comparative more political, superlative most political)

Positive
political

Comparative
more political

Superlative
most political

  1. concerning or related to politics, the art and process of governing
    Political principles are rarely absolute, as political logic holds an imperfect result by compromise is better than a theoretically perfect abstention from the political process in the opposition
  2. concerning a polity or its administrative components
    Good political staff is hard to find, they may neither be ambitious and corrupted by power nor tempted by private sector careers
  3. (pejorative) motivated, especially inappropriately, by political (electoral or other party political) calculation
  4. of or related to views about social relationships that involve power or authority

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