bureaucratic

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

Definition of bureaucratic

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

bureaucratically

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Origin and Etymology of bureaucratic

borrowed from French bureaucratique, from bureaucrate bureaucrat or bureaucratie bureaucracy + -ique 1-ic


BUREAUCRATIC Defined for English Language Learners

bureaucratic

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Definition of bureaucratic for English Language Learners

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



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