WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•al•po•li•tik /reɪˈɑlˌpoʊlɪˌtik, ri-/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable;  often: Realpolitik]
  1. Governmentpractical rather than theoretical politics.
See -real-, -polis-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•al•po•li•tik  (rā älpō′li tēk′, rē-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Governmentpolitical realism or practical politics, esp. policy based on power rather than on ideals.
Also,  Re•alpo′li•tik′.  re•al•po•li•tik•er:  (rā älpō lē′ti kər, rē-),USA pronunciation n. 
  • German, equivalent. to real real1 + Politik politics, policy; see politic
  • 1910–15;

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