Meaning of “bureaucratic” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “bureaucratic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bureaucratic" in American English

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us /ˌbjʊr·əˈkræt̬·ɪk/

involving long and difficult dealings with officials:

Bureaucratic bungling is the most likely explanation for things going wrong.

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"bureaucratic" in Business English

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uk /ˌbjʊərəʊˈkrætɪk/ us 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.

She wanted to move to a smaller, less bureaucratically run company.

(Definition of “bureaucratic” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)