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technocracy

[ tek-nok-ruh-see ]
/ tɛkˈnɒk rə si /
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noun, plural tech·noc·ra·cies for 2, 3.
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.
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Origin of technocracy

First recorded in 1919; techno- + -cracy
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British Dictionary definitions for technocracy

technocracy
/ (tɛkˈnɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
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

Derived forms of technocracy

technocrat (ˈtɛknəˌkræt), nountechnocratic, adjective
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Cultural definitions for technocracy (1 of 2)

technocracy
[ (tek-nok-ruh-see) ]

A type of society marked by the dominant role of people with specialized technical skills, particularly engineers.

Cultural definitions for technocracy (2 of 2)

technocracy
[ (tek-nok-ruh-see) ]

The control of government and society by people with technical skills, especially engineers.

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