Learner's definition of POLITICS
activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government
He is an important figure in American politics.
The students discussed the latest news in national/local politics.
Politics has always interested her. = She's always been interested in politics.
— often used with a plural verb
see also party politics, power politics
Politics have always interested her.
He talked about the ways in which global politics are changing.
The mayor's politics [=the political decisions the mayor made] were often criticized during her time in office.
the work or job of people (such as elected officials) who are part of a government
the opinions that someone has about what should be done by governments
a person's political thoughts and opinions
the activities, attitudes, or behaviors that are used to get or keep power or an advantage within a group, organization, etc.
to say or do things for political reasons instead of doing what is right or what is best for other people