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meritocracynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌmer.ɪˈtɒk.rə.si/ us   /ˌmer.əˈtɑː.krə.si/
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meritocracynoun [C]

uk   /ˌmerɪˈtɒkrəsi/ us   plural meritocracies
POLITICS a social system or organization in which people reach positions of power based on their abilities rather than their money, family connections, etc.: The city firm is a true meritocracy where every employee has the opportunity to advance.
(Definition of meritocracy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meritocracy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 精英领导体制, 精英管理的社会…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精英領導體制, 精英管理的社會…
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