geo·​pol·​i·​tics | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈpä-lə-ˌtiks How to pronounce geopolitics (audio) \

Definition of geopolitics

1 : a study of the influence of such factors as geography, economics, and demography on the politics and especially the foreign policy of a state
2 : a governmental policy guided by geopolitics
3 : a combination of political and geographic factors relating to something (such as a state or particular resources) the geopolitics of oil

Other Words from geopolitics

geopolitical \ ˌjē-​ō-​pə-​ˈli-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce geopolitical (audio) \ adjective
geopolitically \ ˌjē-​ō-​pə-​ˈli-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce geopolitically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of geopolitics

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for geopolitics

see geo-

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“Geopolitics.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geopolitics. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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geopolitics

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English Language Learners Definition of geopolitics

: the study of how geography and economics have an influence on politics and on the relations between nations
: the political and geographic parts of something

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