geopolitics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction geo·pol·i·tics \ ˌjē-ō-ˈpä-lə-ˌtiks \

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

geopolitical

play \ˌjē-ō-pə-ˈli-ti-kəl\ adjective

geopolitically

play \ˌjē-ō-pə-ˈli-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of geopolitics

see geo-


GEOPOLITICS Defined for English Language Learners

geopolitics

noun

Definition of geopolitics for English Language Learners

  • : 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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