tech·​no·​crat·​ic | \ˌtek-nə-ˈkra-tik \

Definition of technocratic 

: of, relating to, or suggestive of a technocrat or a technocracy

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Indeed central banks world-wide remain bastions of technocratic competence and global cooperation. Greg Ip, WSJ, "U.S. Turns From Uniter to Disrupter on Global Stage," 20 June 2018 At the annual gathering of the NPC in March, a new team of ministers and advisers was unveiled that stressed technocratic competence. The Economist, "Can Xi Jinping make use of the power he has accumulated?," 28 Mar. 2018 His victory has upended Mexico's political status quo, in which just two parties have held the presidency since 1929, and drawn a line under decades of technocratic rule. Gabriel Stargardter And Miguel Gutierrez, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mexico's López Obrador will dominate Congress, with record female contingent," 5 July 2018 There are a lot of reasonable, technocratic objections to the job guarantee as a policy. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Can Work In The Midwest – With a Rebrand," 3 July 2018 Some of its technocratic recommendations are well-considered, like charging a single agency with food-safety inspection or privatising the postal service. The Economist, "Remaking the federal government," 28 June 2018 First, in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 economic crash, Republicans won the messaging game, branding Democrats as the party of technocratic elitism and themselves as the economic populists. Gabriel Debenedetti, Daily Intelligencer, "Where Is Barack Obama?," 24 June 2018 If Obama favored net neutrality, congressional Republicans were opposed, and the formerly technocratic issue became a right-wing bugaboo. Andrew Rice, WIRED, "This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality," 16 May 2018 After a day of consternation on the markets, alternatives were being considered, including a technocratic government that will run Italy until a fresh election is held. The Economist, "Politics this week," 31 May 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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: of, relating to, or similar to a technocrat or technocracy

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