political UK US /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/ adjective
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS relating to politics: »

The financial crisis will determine the new government's political agenda for the next few years.


She became a candidate for the leadership of a major political party.


There the unions still hold enormous political power and represent the majority of the population.

WORKPLACE relating to getting or keeping power within a particular company, organization, etc.: »

The move by the CEO was regarded by the majority of the management as being purely political.


It was a political decision, taken in order to cling on to power.

politically adverb

The information was judged to be politically sensitive and was not published.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Politically — Po*lit i*cal*ly, adv. 1. In a political manner. [1913 Webster] 2. Politicly; artfully. [Obs.] Knolles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • politically — (adv.) 1580s, in a politic manner; 1630s in a political manner, from POLITIC (Cf. politic) or POLITICAL (Cf. political) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • politically — po|lit|i|cal|ly [ pə lıtıkli ] adverb ** in a political way: politically active student groups Recent scandals have weakened him politically. a politically motivated attack a politically damaging/embarrassing incident a politically sensitive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • politically */*/ — UK [pəˈlɪtɪklɪ] / US adverb in a political way Recent scandals have weakened him politically. a politically damaging/embarrassing incident politically active student groups a politically motivated attack a politically sensitive issue …   English dictionary

  • politically — po|lit|ic|ally [pəˈlıtıkli] adv in a political way ▪ Women were becoming more politically active. ▪ a politically sensitive issue [sentence adverb] ▪ Politically, raising the minimum wage is good for the Democrats …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • politically — adverb in a political way: Women were becoming more politically active. | a politically motivated strike (sentence adverb): Politically, the organization was still very divided …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • politically — adv. Politically is used with these adjectives: ↑acceptable, ↑accountable, ↑active, ↑advantageous, ↑ambitious, ↑astute, ↑aware, ↑biased, ↑challenging, ↑charged, ↑committed, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • politically — adverb 1. with regard to social relationships involving authority (Freq. 1) politically correct clothing • Derived from adjective: ↑political 2. with regard to government (Freq. 1) politically organized units • …   Useful english dictionary

  • politically — political ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the government or public affairs of a country. 2) related to or interested in politics. 3) chiefly derogatory acting in the interests of status within an organization rather than on principle. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • politically — adverb see political …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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