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bureaucratic

[byoo r-uh-krat-ik] /ˌbyʊər əˈkræt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a bureaucrat or a bureaucracy; arbitrary and routine.
Origin of bureaucratic
1830-1840
1830-40; < French bureaucratique. See bureaucrat, -ic
Related forms
bureaucratically, adverb
antibureaucratic, adjective
nonbureaucratic, adjective
nonbureaucratically, adverb
semibureaucratic, adjective
semibureaucratically, adverb
unbureaucratic, adjective
unbureaucratically, adverb
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bureaucratic

/ˌbjʊərəˈkrætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to bureaucrats; characterized by bureaucracy
Derived Forms
bureaucratically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bureaucratic
adj.

1836, from French bureaucratique (19c.); see bureaucracy. Related: Bureaucratically. Bureaucratization is from 1916.

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