noun, plural mer·i·toc·ra·cies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM meritocracymer·i·to·crat·ic [mer-i-tuh-krat-ik], /ˌmɛr ɪ təˈkræt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for meritocracy
After all, McCain—the daughter of the late Senator John McCain—was not exactly a shining example of the meritocracy herself.TV Is Having a Talking-Head Crisis, From Sharon Osbourne to Dr. Oz to Meghan McCain|Judy Berman|April 8, 2021|Time
In this episode of Glad You Asked, we explore how meritocracy perpetuates inequality and racism, helping meritocrats believe that they’ve won due to their hard work and effort while leaving already marginalized groups behind.
Most Silicon Valley leaders still see their industry as a true meritocracy, where employees are generously compensated, can easily switch jobs and don’t need a union to advocate for them.Six things to know about the latest efforts to bring unions to Big Tech|Gerrit De Vynck, Nitasha Tiku, Jay Greene|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
They only lived up to their much-celebrated ideals of meritocracy under pressure, or threat.Before sports get credit for doing the right thing, remember how long it took to get there|Kevin Blackistone|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Not quite saying what academic aptitude is, he is sure Harvard should emphasize it to create a “true meritocracy.”
We want to believe in the meritocracy, and, more importantly, that we are the sole proprietors of our achievements.
Both generations of meritocracy are tied to good things: hard work, high standards, social mobility.
Our meritocracy is doing more harm than good, and its members—and everyone else—need to start questioning it.
Our meritocracy has become the ideology of a self-concerned, infinitely ambitious, and basically fearful economy.
With meritocracy in the ascendance, aristocracy was in descent.
Meritocracy is a "fair play" by rules of equal chance to derive benefits.
Which leads us to the death of meritocracy and why this region's future is behind it.
All modern states and societies must choose whether to be governed by merit (meritocracy) or by the privileged few (oligarchy).
What sets meritocracy apart is not the number of members of its ruling (or leading) class, usually no larger than an oligarchy.
British Dictionary definitions for meritocracy
noun plural -cies
Derived forms of meritocracymeritocrat, nounmeritocratic (ˌmɛrɪtəˈkrætɪk), adjective
Cultural definitions for meritocracy
A government or society in which citizens who display superior achievement are rewarded with positions of leadership. In a meritocracy, all citizens have the opportunity to be recognized and advanced in proportion to their abilities and accomplishments. The ideal of meritocracy has become controversial because of its association with the use of tests of intellectual ability, such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, to regulate admissions to elite colleges and universities. Many contend that an individual's performance on these tests reflects his or her social class and family environment more than ability.