- a theory and movement, prominent about 1932, advocating control of industrial resources, reform of financial institutions, and reorganization of the social system, based on the findings of technologists and engineers.
- a system of government in which this theory is applied.
- any application of this theory.
Origin of technocracy
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- a theory or system of society according to which government is controlled by scientists, engineers, and other experts
- a body of such experts
- a state considered to be governed or organized according to these principles
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Word Origin and History for technocracy
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A type of society marked by the dominant role of people with specialized technical skills, particularly engineers.
The control of government and society by people with technical skills, especially engineers.
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