Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

bureaucratic

play
adjective bu·reau·crat·ic \ˌbyu̇r-ə-ˈkra-tik, ˌbyər-\

Simple Definition of bureaucratic

  • : using or connected with many complicated rules and ways of doing things : of, relating to, or like a bureaucracy or bureaucrat

Full Definition of bureaucratic

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a bureaucracy or a bureaucrat <bureaucratic government>

bu·reau·crat·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bureaucratic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

196.5 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ