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Meaning of “bureaucratic” in the English Dictionary

"bureaucratic" in British English

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bureaucraticadjective

uk   /ˌbjʊə.rəˈkræt.ɪk/  us   /ˌbjʊr.əˈkræt̬-/ mainly disapproving
(Definition of bureaucratic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bureaucratic" in American English

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bureaucraticadjective

 us   /ˌbjʊr·əˈkræt̬·ɪk/
involvinglong and ​difficultdealings with ​officials: Bureaucratic ​bungling is the most ​likelyexplanation for things going ​wrong.
(Definition of bureaucratic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bureaucratic" in Business English

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bureaucraticadjective

uk   us   /ˌbjʊərəʊˈkrætɪk/ disapproving
MANAGEMENT relating to a ​system of ​controlling or ​managing a country, ​company, or ​organization that is ​operated by a large ​number of ​officials: The ​company was ​inefficient because it was ​highly bureaucratic.
WORKPLACE involving complicated ​rules and ​processes that make something ​slow and difficult: He had to endure nine months of bureaucratic delays before ​landing a ​job in his ​field in March.
bureaucratically
adverb
She wanted to ​move to a ​smaller, less bureaucratically ​runcompany.
(Definition of bureaucratic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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