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Meaning of “bureaucracy” - Learner’s Dictionary

bureaucracy

noun     /bjʊəˈrɒkrəsi/
RULES [U] complicated rules and processes used by an organization, especially when they do not seem necessary: government bureaucracyGovernment administration and organisationSystems of governmentRules and laws
GOVERNMENT [C, U] a government or organization in which there are a lot of officials in a lot of departmentsGovernment administration and organisationSystems of governmentPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
bureaucrat     /ˈbjʊərəʊkræt/ noun [C] someone working in a bureaucracyGovernment administration and organisationPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors bureaucratic     /ˌbjʊərəʊˈkrætɪk/ adjective
(Definition of bureaucracy from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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