[ tek-nok-ruh-see ]

noun,plural tech·noc·ra·cies for 2, 3.
  1. 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.

  2. a system of government in which this theory is applied.

  1. any application of this theory.

Origin of technocracy

First recorded in 1919; techno- + -cracy

Words Nearby technocracy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use technocracy in a sentence

  • Under technocracy people will be classified in a set of probably 100 industrial sequences, according to their work.

  • When you write an introductory article to a generally new audience on technocracy, you have to start from the ground up.

  • technocracy is not an organization that wants to overthrow the American government, but only an org.

British Dictionary definitions for technocracy


/ (tɛkˈnɒkrəsɪ) /

nounplural -cies
  1. a theory or system of society according to which government is controlled by scientists, engineers, and other experts

  2. a body of such experts

  1. a state considered to be governed or organized according to these principles

Derived forms of technocracy

  • technocrat (ˈtɛknəˌkræt), noun
  • technocratic, adjective

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for technocracy (1 of 2)


[ (tek-nok-ruh-see) ]

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


[ (tek-nok-ruh-see) ]

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

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.