tech·​no·​crat·​ic | \ ˌtek-nə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce technocratic (audio) \

Definition of technocratic

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, taxation has gone from being a means of funding communal needs and projects to a means of technocratic wealth reallocation. David Harsanyi, National Review, 14 Sep. 2021 The best-case scenario would be that the Taliban form a semi technocratic government or agreed to a transitional government for a year to allow everything to fall in place. Time, 19 Aug. 2021 This is political work, made all the more difficult because most professional political communicators do not regularly spend time on the wonky, often technocratic economic details. Mike Konczal, The New Republic, 4 Aug. 2021 But they were pursued with especial vigor: the Fifth Republic, under Debré, became an even more technocratic and administrative one than France had had before—which is saying something. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 An exploration of the rise of technocratic politics amid the fall of the U.S.S.R., the series won Curtis his first two BAFTAs (his documentaries would go on to win two more). Hannah Williams, The Atlantic, 11 Aug. 2021 Moreover, modern government is technocratic, and technocrats can more easily be created if large numbers of talented people are living next to and learning from one another. David Fontana, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 In 2007, Philadelphia elected Nutter, a technocratic Black Democrat who put public safety at the heart of his campaign. ProPublica, 30 July 2021 For example, the writer Eduardo Galeano’s love for soccer is palpable in Soccer in Sun and Shadow—as is his fear that technocratic standardization is encroaching on passionate play. Kate Cray, The Atlantic, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of technocratic

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for technocratic

techno- + -cratic, after technocracy, technocrat

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20 Sep 2021

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“Technocratic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of technocratic

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


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