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bureaucracynoun [C/U]

 us   /bjʊˈrɑk·rə·si/
politics & government the officials, employees, and people who run government departments and offices, or similar officers and employees who manage the details of operating a large business: [C] The city’s bureaucracy is almost unmanageable.
politics & government disapproving Bureaucracy is also official rules that make it difficult to do things: [U] The president wants to add more bureaucracy to our daily lives.
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bureaucracynoun

uk   us   /bjʊəˈrɒkrəsi/
[C] (plural bureaucracies) MANAGEMENT a system for controlling or managing a country, company, or organization that is operated by officials who are employed to follow rules carefully: a government/state/federal bureaucracy These regulations have no benefit except to support a large government bureaucracy.
[U] disapproving WORKPLACE complicated rules, processes, and written work that make it hard to get something done: We need to avoid creating another layer of bureaucracy. avoid/eliminate/reduce bureaucracy
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