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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By contrast, the other newcomer, Ciudadanos, is broadly liberal and somewhat technocratic. The Economist, "What Spain owes the ejected Mariano Rajoy," 7 June 2018 Zuckerberg’s response was direct but fairly technocratic, including plans to hire additional native speakers and work more closely with civil society groups. Evan Horowitz,, "Zuckerberg’s face time with Congress," 11 Apr. 2018 On 1631 Libertarian versus technocratic Part of 732’s (theoretical) appeal to conservatives was its libertarian spirit. David Roberts, Vox, "A Green New Deal is on the ballot in Washington state this Tuesday," 6 Nov. 2018 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

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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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