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 With a national election just a few months away and an economic recession even more deeply cleaving the fates of the affluent from those of the poor, Democrats can no longer afford to style themselves as the party of a thousand technocratic tweaks. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, "The Incredibly Obvious Way to Win Elections and Weather the Recession," 9 Sep. 2020 That’s likely to further complicate efforts for Mechichi’s technocratic government. Jihen Laghmari,, "Tunisia’s President Welcomes New Government With Rant," 1 Sep. 2020 That seems to me to be entirely reasonable, not least the recognition that there are some policy areas that are better left to the democratic process than to technocratic fiat. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Note: The Greening of the Fed?," 26 Aug. 2020 Instead, the most successful responses to COVID-19 have come from women leaders—Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, Angela Merkel of Germany or Mette Frederiksen of Denmark—who combine public empathy with political skills and technocratic know-how. David A. Bell, Fortune, "Why female leaders are faring better than ‘wartime presidents’ against COVID-19," 20 Aug. 2020 Protests last year eventually forced the collapse of the government, but its technocratic successor has not won much public confidence. Washington Post, "Beirut’s blast and Lebanon’s deeper crisis," 6 Aug. 2020 What if a series of technocratic tweaks and training could make the police 72 percent less savage? David Roth, The New Republic, "Twilight of the Cop Consensus," 11 June 2020 But real reform will require more than technocratic tweaks, and member states should focus on fundamental questions about the agency’s purpose. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "How WHO Lost Its Way," 15 May 2020 Instead, for the most part, the Dodd-Frank Act was classically technocratic. Ganesh Sitaraman, The New Republic, "The Collapse of Neoliberalism," 23 Dec. 2019

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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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19 Sep 2020

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“Technocratic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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

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