political climate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From political + climate. In popular usage by late 20th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pəˈlɪtɪkəl ˈklaɪmət/
  • Hyphenation: pol‧it‧i‧cal cli‧mate

Noun[edit]

political climate (plural political climates)

  1. The aggregate mood or opinions of a population about current political issues that affect said population in some way.
    The political climate has warmed up to the plan.

Usage notes[edit]

The term is generally used in politics to refer to public opinion on certain issues. It has connontations of a public consensus on said issues, but using it as such can be highly relative depending upon the point of view of the user.