Definition of “meritocracy” - English Dictionary

“meritocracy” in British English

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meritocracynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌmer.ɪˈtɒk.rə.si/ us /ˌmer.əˈtɑː.krə.si/

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

“meritocracy” in Business English

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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)