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My title is intended to suggest that the community of scientists is organized in a way which resembles certain features of a body politic and works according to economic principles similar to those by which the production of material goods is regulated.
Michael Polanyi

Meaning of "politic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POLITIC

From Old French politique, from Latin polīticus concerning civil administration, from Greek politikos, from politēs citizen, from polis city.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POLITIC

politic  [ˈpɒlɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POLITIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Politic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES POLITIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Politics

Politics is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state. A variety of methods are employed in politics, which include promoting one's own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising force, including warfare against adversaries. Politics is exercised on a wide range of social levels, from clans and tribes of traditional societies, through modern local governments, companies and institutions up to sovereign states, to the international level. A political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a given society. History of political thought can be traced back to early antiquity, with seminal works such as Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Politics and the works of Confucius. Modern political discourse focuses on democracy and the relationship between people and politics. It is thought of as the way people choose government officials and make decisions about public policy.

Definition of politic in the English dictionary

The first definition of politic in the dictionary is artful or shrewd; ingenious. Other definition of politic is crafty or unscrupulous; cunning. Politic is also sagacious, wise, or prudent, esp in statesmanship.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POLITIC


analytic
ˌænəˈlɪtɪk
autocatalytic
ˌɔːtəʊˌkætəˈlɪtɪk
catalytic
ˌkætəˈlɪtɪk
cosmopolitic
ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtɪk
cytolytic
ˌsaɪtəˈlɪtɪk
electrolytic
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈlɪtɪk
fibrinolytic
ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈlɪtɪk
glycolytic
ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈlɪtɪk
hemolytic
ˌhiːməʊˈlɪtɪk
hydrolytic
ˌhaɪdrəˈlɪtɪk
impolitic
ɪmˈpɒlɪtɪk
lytic
ˈlɪtɪk
outpolitick
ˌaʊtˈpɒlɪtɪk
pearlitic
pɜːˈlɪtɪk
politick
ˈpɒlɪtɪk
proteolytic
ˌprəʊtɪəˈlɪtɪk
psychoanalytic
ˌsaɪkəʊænəˈlɪtɪk
pyrolytic
ˌpaɪrəʊˈlɪtɪk
thrombolytic
ˌθrɒmbəˈlɪtɪk
unpolitic
ʌnˈpɒlɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POLITIC

political
political action committee
political asylum
political commissar
political convention
political correctness
political economy
political football
political geography
political incorrectness
political party
political prisoner
political science
political scientist
politicalise
politicalize
politically
politically correct
politically incorrect

WORDS THAT END LIKE POLITIC

aerolitic
body politic
chrysolitic
clitic
critic
encephalitic
enclitic
Glagolitic
marlitic
oolitic
ophiolitic
pelitic
rhyolitic
spherulitic
staurolitic
stromatolitic
syphilitic
the body politic
theodolitic
zeolitic
zoolitic

Synonyms and antonyms of politic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POLITIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «politic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of politic

Translation of «politic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POLITIC

Find out the translation of politic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of politic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «politic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

政治
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

político
570 millions of speakers

English

politic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राजनीति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السياسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Общественно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

político
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Politian
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

politique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Politik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

politisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

政治
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Politik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khôn ngoan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Politian
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राजकारणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Politian
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

politica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

polityczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суспільно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

politic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολιτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

politiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

politic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

politic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of politic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POLITIC»

The term «politic» is very widely used and occupies the 22.293 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POLITIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «politic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «politic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about politic

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5 QUOTES WITH «POLITIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word politic.
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B. R. Ambedkar
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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Samuel Freeman Miller
A constitution, in the American sense of the word, is a written instrument by which the fundamental powers of the government are established, limited, and defined, and by which these powers are distributed among several departments, for their more safe and useful exercise, for the benefit of the body politic.
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Michael Polanyi
My title is intended to suggest that the community of scientists is organized in a way which resembles certain features of a body politic and works according to economic principles similar to those by which the production of material goods is regulated.
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Tariq Ramadan
National politics and elections are dominated by emotions, by lack of self-confidence, by fear of the other, by insecurity, by infection of the body politic by the virus of victimhood.
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Bayard Rustin
I am an opponent of war and of war preparations and an opponent of universal military training and conscription; but entirely apart from that issue, I hold that segregation in any part of the body politic is an act of slavery and an act of war.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POLITIC»

Discover the use of politic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to politic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Book of the Body Politic
This is the first translation into modern English of Christine de Pizan's major political work, The Book of the Body Politic (c. 1407).
Christine, Kate Langdon Forhan, 1994
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My Body Politic: A Memoir
The stories in My Body Politic are populated with richly drawn portraits of Linton's disabled comrades, people of conviction and lusty exuberance who dance, play-and organize--with passion and commitment.
Simi Linton, 2007
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Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic: From Britain's ...
Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic explores the origins and lasting influences of two contesting but intertwined discourses that persist today when we use the words landscape, country, scenery, nature, national.
Kenneth Olwig, 2002
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Bodies Politic: Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900
Packed with amusing anecdotes and unusual illustrations, this book is a magisterial account of the meanings of disease, doctoring, and the “body politic.” “A wonderful book. . .
Roy Porter, 2014
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The Body Politic: Corporeal Metaphor in Revolutionary ...
Drawing on some 2,000 sources, this is a remarkable history of the French Revolution told through the study of images of the body as they appeared in the popular literature of the time.
Antoine de Baecque, 1997
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Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece
Valued for their sensual and social intensity, Greek dance-events are often also problematical for participants, giving rise to struggles over position, prestige, and reputation.
Jane K. Cowan, 1990
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Foreign Bodies and the Body Politic: Discourses of Social ...
Jonathan Gil Harris examines the origins of modern discourses of social pathology in Elizabethan and Jacobean medical and political writing.
Jonathan Gil Harris, 1998
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Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, ...
"Sweet offers scholars a capacious history of race in the North and a primer for thinking about the relationship between 'cultures' and identities. . . . Bodies Politic is deeply researched and richly detailed."--William and Mary Quarterly
John Wood Sweet, 2007
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Fashioning the body politic: dress, gender, citizenship
Overturning this perspective, this absorbing book reveals that, from the French Revolution to post-revolutionary China, fashion has played a significant role in political participation and protest.
Wendy Parkins, 2002
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The Body Politic: A Novel
When Vice President Vandercleve dies unexpectedly, the president's staff decides to postpone the announcement for political reasons
Victor Gold, Lynne Cheney, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POLITIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term politic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Requiem for the Macrosaurus
... wrong—to assess society's economic health, before determining whether to bleed the economic body politic by reducing the money supply or ... «Foreign Policy, Jul 15»
2
Andrea Pirlo arrives to familiar chaos for New York City FC
Lampard's replacement, the Red Bull's Dax McCarty, is a rather more politic selection by Garber, even if he won't be selling any tickets to ... «HITC, Jul 15»
3
Please Advise! Trumping Polls Can't Be This Simple
The body politic wants what it wants. And sometimes the pork-rind-munching, binge-drinking body politic is a heart attack waiting to happen. «TheTyee.ca, Jul 15»
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Poll Shows Strong Support For Marijuana Legalization In New …
Publicly supporting marijuana reform used to be considered politic suicide. Those days are long gone. Print Friendly Version of this page ... «The Weed Blog, Jul 15»
5
President Obama Wades into GOP Politics From Abroad
And has utilized it now anymore destructive way it's not good as the president's that is not good for our body politic it's not good for our ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
6
Market Manipulation Goes Global
... labor income is under constant pressure, the siren song of asset markets as a growth elixir is far too tempting for the body politic to resist. «Project Syndicate, Jul 15»
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After all these years, Yankee Homecoming still draws crowds
What would the reaction of the body politic here be if a small team suggested a 10-day dawn-to-dark entertainment event, with dozens of ... «The Daily News of Newburyport, Jul 15»
8
Mine Is Bigger Than Yours
This tit for tat politics is bad for the body politic. It's like a hanging before the trial. Congress MP: It's all relative, or relatives — Sushma's husband ... «Outlook, Jul 15»
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Conservatism and the Channeling of Popular Passions
“The greatest danger Madison saw for America lay within the body politic itself,” Signer writes: The passions were native to human beings and ... «Commentary Magazine, Jul 15»
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Coming Wednesday: UCF Forum to Begin 4th Year with New …
He also publishes online comics about delusion and denial, particularly as they affect the realm of politic, and is a songwriter and recording ... «University of Central Florida, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Politic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/politic>. Jul 2020 ».
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