tech·​no·​crat·​ic ˌtek-nə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce technocratic (audio)
: of, relating to, or suggestive of a technocrat or a technocracy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As such, secretaries of state tend to be more technocratic and civic-minded. Maresa Strano, Time, 20 Nov. 2022 Over the last several decades, the broad vision that propelled America’s public schools has dwindled into a narrow, technocratic policy frame. CNN, 3 Nov. 2022 Many people agree with Warren that economic analysis can be bloodless—cold, unfeeling, and unacceptably technocratic. Cass R. Sunstein, The New York Review of Books, 7 Oct. 2022 In recent years, Michigan Republicans have moved away from the technocratic lawmakers who usually represented their party and toward radicalized outsiders who energize the base while frightening everyone else. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 7 Oct. 2022 In the closing months of his administration, Baker has, as ever, taken a more technocratic and less bombastic tack. Mike Damiano,, 1 Nov. 2022 Why not, then, look to technocratic Caesars like Moses to browbeat the opposition and get things done? Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2022 Xi’s preference for personal loyalty over technocratic competence bodes ill for China’s already bleak economic outlook, analysts said. Laura He, CNN, 26 Oct. 2022 Both men were the faces of Putin’s Covid response efforts, and are seen as some of the more moderate, technocratic voices that have maintained their positions in the Kremlin orbit. Matthew Bodner, NBC News, 21 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


techno- + -cratic, after technocracy, technocrat

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of technocratic was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Technocratic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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