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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The Sovereign Council is the highest body in a transitional structure that includes a technocratic government named this week. NBC News, "Sudanese tribes sign peace deal after deadly clashes in Port Sudan," 8 Sep. 2019 Sudan’s main opposition group and ruling military signed a deal Saturday to divide responsibilities and form a technocratic government for three years before elections. Washington Post, "World Digest: Aug. 19, 2019," 19 Aug. 2019 Should no working majority be found, Mattarella’s last resort option to avoid elections would be installing a technocratic government to finalize the budget (avoiding the VAT hikes) and getting the country to 2020 elections. Ian Bremmer, Time, "Italy’s Government Has Collapsed. What Happens Next?," 23 Aug. 2019 The doomsday argument pulls back the curtain on technocratic optimism. William Poundstone, Vox, "A math equation that predicts the end of humanity," 5 July 2019 However, the deal did secure another key demand — that protest leaders select the members of a technocratic Cabinet to be formed independently from the generals. Author: Fay Abuelgasim, Noha Elhennawy, Anchorage Daily News, "Sudan’s protest leaders reach power-sharing deal with military," 5 July 2019 This erosion of the old technocratic consensus about how to run an economy, even in countries where populists aren’t getting any closer to power, could be one the most lasting consequences of the recent antiestablishment surge. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "Europe’s Struggling Political Parties Promise a Return to the Pre-Thatcherite Era," 26 June 2019 His technocratic populism attracts podcast listeners, tech-industry venture capitalists, libertarians, Trump supporters, proud Asian-Americans, and white men who feel they have been unfairly blamed for the perpetuation of inequality. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "How Andrew Yang’s Robot Apocalypse Can Heal a Divided Nation," 18 July 2019 However, the deal did secure another key demand, that protest leaders select the members of a technocratic Cabinet to be formed independently from the generals. Fox News, "Sudan military agrees to sharing power, protesters claim victory for their 'revolution'," 5 July 2019

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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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